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Family Nymphalidae

 

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Polyura eudamippus (Great Nawab)

Polyura eudamippus, also called Great Nawab is a very nice butterfly from Palaearctic ecozone (Asia). The first description was in 1843 by Doubleday. With a wingspan of 8.5 – 9.5 cm the Great Nawab is a small member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The butterfly is whitish and black with orange bands. Hind wings have two tails.
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Sasakia charonda (Japanese Emperor, Japanischer Kaiser)

Sasakia charonda, also called Japanese Emperor or Japanischer Kaiser is a great butterfly from Palaearctic ecozone (Asia). The first description was in 1863 by Hewitson. With a wingspan of 9.0 – 12.0 cm the Japanese Emperor is a big member of the family NYMPHALIDAE. The butterfly is black with white spots and the underside is greenish. Furthermore the male has a blue iridescence. This blue is caused by an optical phenomenon, named interference.
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Mimathyma schrenckii

Mimathyma schrenckii is a nice butterfly from Palaearctic ecozone (Asia). The first description was in 1859 by Ménétriés. With a wingspan of 8.0 – 10.0 cm the Mimathyma schrenckii is a small member of the family NYMPHALIDAE. The butterfly is black with white spots. Mimathyma schrenckii is closely-related to the Purple Emperor (Apatura iris) and the Lesser Purple Emperor (Apatura ilia).
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The following genera are members of the family Nymphalidae (brush-footed butterflies) and they are represented on this homepage.

 

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2006-08-29
Aglais urticae (Small Tortoiseshell, Kleiner Fuchs, La Petite Tortue)

Aglais urticae, also called Small Tortoiseshell or Kleiner Fuchs is a common butterfly from Palaearctic ecozone (Europe). The first description was in 1758 by Linnaeus. With a wingspan of 4.5 – 5.5 cm the Small Tortoiseshell is a small member of the family NYMPHALIDAE. The butterfly is auburn with black, blue and yellow spots.

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2006-08-29
Apatura ilia (Lesser Purple Emperor, Kleiner Schillerfalter, Le Petit Mars)

Apatura ilia, also called Lesser Purple Emperor or Kleiner Schillerfalter is a great butterfly from Palaearctic ecozone (Europe). The first description was in 1775 by Denis & Schiffermüller. With a wingspan of 5.0 – 6.0 cm the Lesser Purple Emperor is a small member of the family NYMPHALIDAE. The butterfly is black with white spots. Furthermore the male has a blue iridescence. This blue is caused by an optical phenomenon, named interference.

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2006-08-29
Apatura iris (Purple Eperor, Großer Schillerfalter, Le Grand Mars)

Apatura iris, also called Purple Emperor or Großer Schillerfalter is a great butterfly from Palaearctic ecozone (Europe). The first description was in 1758 by Linnaeus. With a wingspan of 5.8 – 7.0 cm the Purple Emperor is a small member of the family NYMPHALIDAE. The butterfly is black with white spots. Furthermore the male has a blue iridescence. This blue is caused by an optical phenomenon, named interference.

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2006-08-29
Araschnia levana (European Map, Landkärtchen, La Carte Géographique)

Araschnia levana, also called European Map or Landkärtchen is a little butterfly from Palaearctic ecozone (Europe). The first description was in 1758 by Linnaeus. With a wingspan of 3.5 – 4.0 cm the European Map is a small member of the family NYMPHALIDAE. The butterfly is black or auburn with white spots. There are a auburn spring form and a black sommer form.

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2006-08-29
Argynnis paphia (Silver-washed Fritillary, Kaisermantel, Silberstrich, Tabac

Argynnis paphia, also called Silver-washed Fritillary or Kaisermantel is a common butterfly from Palaearctic ecozone (Europe). The first description was in 1758 by Linnaeus. With a wingspan of 6.0 – 7.0 cm the Silver-washed Fritillary is a small member of the family NYMPHALIDAE. The butterfly is orange and brown with many black spots. Furthermore the male has some black strips.

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2006-08-29
Childrena childreni (Large Silverstripe, Großer Silberstrich)

Childrena childreni, also called Large Silverstripe or Großer Silberstrich is a high-contrast butterfly from Australasia / Indomalaya ecozone (Australia). The first description was in 1831 by Gray. With a wingspan of 8.0 – 9.0 cm the Large Silverstripe is a small member of the family NYMPHALIDAE. The butterfly is orange, grey and green with black spots and many silverstrips.

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2006-08-29
Inachis io (Peacock, Tagpfauenauge, Paon de Jour)

Inachis io, also called Peacock or Tagpfauenauge is a common butterfly from Palaearctic ecozone (Europe). The first description was in 1758 by Linnaeus. With a wingspan of 5.0 – 6.0 cm the Peacock is a small member of the family NYMPHALIDAE. The butterfly is auburn and has four big eyes on wings.

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2006-08-29
Limenitis camilla (White Admiral, Kleiner Eisvogel, Le Petit Sylvain)

Limenitis camilla, also called White Admiral or Kleiner Eisvogel is a common butterfly from Palaearctic ecozone (Europe). The first description was in 1764 by Linnaeus. With a wingspan of 5.0 – 6.0 cm the White Admiral is a small member of the family NYMPHALIDAE. The butterfly is black with white bands and spots.

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2006-08-29
Limenitis populi (Poplar Admiral, Großer Eisvogel, Le Grand Sylvain)

Limenitis populi, also called Poplar Admiral or Großer Eisvogel is a great, but rare butterfly from Palaearctic ecozone (Europe). The first description was in 1758 by Linnaeus. With a wingspan of 7.0 – 8.0 cm the Poplar Admiral is a small member of the family NYMPHALIDAE. The butterfly is dark brown or black with white and orange spots and a white band.

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2006-08-29
Limenitis reducta (Southern White Admiral, Blauschwarzer Eisvogel, Le Sylvain Azure)

Limenitis reducta, also called Souther White Admiral or Blauschwarzer Eisvogel is a nice butterfly from Palaearctic ecozone (Europe). The first description was in 1901 by Staudinger. With a wingspan of 5.0 – 6.0 cm the Souther White Admiral is a small member of the family NYMPHALIDAE. The butterfly is dark brown or black with white spots and a white band. Furthermore the Souther White Admiral has a faint blue iridescence.

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2006-08-29
Mimathyma schrenckii

Mimathyma schrenckii is a nice butterfly from Palaearctic ecozone (Asia). The first description was in 1859 by Ménétriés. With a wingspan of 8.0 – 10.0 cm the Mimathyma schrenckii is a small member of the family NYMPHALIDAE. The butterfly is black with white spots. Mimathyma schrenckii is closely-related to the Purple Emperor (Apatura iris) and the Lesser Purple Emperor (Apatura ilia).

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2006-08-29
Nymphalis antiopa (Camberwell Beauty, Trauermantel, Le Morio)

Nymphalis antiopa, also called Camberwell Beauty or Trauermantel is an unmistakable and rare butterfly from Palaearctic ecozone (Europe). The first description was in 1758 by Linnaeus. With a wingspan of 6.0 – 7.0 cm the Camberwell Beauty is a small member of the family NYMPHALIDAE. The butterfly is dark brown and have a broad yellowish band and a chain of blue spots at the margin.

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2008-02-17
Nymphalis canace (Blue Admiral, Blauer Admiral)

Nymphalis canace, also called Blue Admiral is a butterfly from Australasia / Indomalaya ecozone (Australia). The first description was in 1763 by Linnaeus. The wingspan is about 6.0 – 7.0 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family NYMPHALIDAE. Nymphalis canace is black. It has a blue band at the outer edge. The underside is black and brown.

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2006-08-29
Polyura eudamippus (Great Nawab)

Polyura eudamippus, also called Great Nawab is a very nice butterfly from Palaearctic ecozone (Asia). The first description was in 1843 by Doubleday. With a wingspan of 8.5 – 9.5 cm the Great Nawab is a small member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The butterfly is whitish and black with orange bands. Hind wings have two tails.

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2006-08-29
Sasakia charonda (Japanese Emperor, Japanischer Kaiser)

Sasakia charonda, also called Japanese Emperor or Japanischer Kaiser is a great butterfly from Palaearctic ecozone (Asia). The first description was in 1863 by Hewitson. With a wingspan of 9.0 – 12.0 cm the Japanese Emperor is a big member of the family NYMPHALIDAE. The butterfly is black with white spots and the underside is greenish. Furthermore the male has a blue iridescence. This blue is caused by an optical phenomenon, named interference.

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2006-08-29
Vanessa cardui (Painted Lady, Distelfalter, La Belle Dame)

Vanessa cardui, also called Painted Lady or Distelfalter is a common butterfly from Palaearctic ecozone (Europe). The first description was in 1758 by Linnaeus. With a wingspan of 5.0– 6.5 cm the Painted Lady is a small member of the family NYMPHALIDAE. The butterfly is brown and has black and white spots. The Painted Lady is a migrant butterfly with a nearly worldwide distribution.

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