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THE   AUSTRALASIA  /  INDOMALAYA

ECOZONE

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Family Nymphalidae

 

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Vanessa gonerilla

Vanessa gonerilla is a very nice butterfly from Australasia / Indomalaya ecozone (Australia). The first description was in 1775 by Fabricius. With a wingspan of 5.0 – 6.0 cm Vanessa gonerilla is a small member of the family NYMPHALIDAE. The butterfly is black with white and blue spots and a broad red band.
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Nymphalis canace (Blue Admiral, Blauer Admiral)

Nymphalis canace, also called Blue Admiral is a butterfly from Neotropic ecozone (South America). 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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Dichorragia nesimachus (Constable, Wachtmeister)

Dichorragia nesimachus also called Constable is a nice butterfly from Australasia / Indomalaya ecozone (Australia). The first description was in 1846 by Bouisduval. With a wingspan of 7.0 – 8.0 cm the Constable is a small member of the family NYMPHALIDAE. The butterfly is very dark and marmorate with white sinuous line and spots.  
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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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2006-11-19
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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2006-11-19
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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2006-11-19
Dichorragia nesimachus (Constable, Wachtmeister)

Dichorragia nesimachus also called Constable is a nice butterfly from Australasia / Indomalaya ecozone (Australia). The first description was in 1846 by Bouisduval. With a wingspan of 7.0 – 8.0 cm the Constable is a small member of the family NYMPHALIDAE. The butterfly is very dark and marmorate with white sinuous line and spots.

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2006-11-19
Hypolimnas bolina (Common Eggfly, Große Eierfliege)

Hypolimnas bolina also called Common Eggfly or Great Eggfly is a common butterfly from Australasia / Indomalaya ecozone (Australia). The first description was in 1758 by Linnaeus. With a wingspan of 8.0 – 9.0 cm the Common Eggfly is a small member of the family NYMPHALIDAE. The butterfly is black with white, orange and blue spots. The Common Eggfly is a good example for sexual dimorphism.

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2006-11-19
Limenitis procris (Commander, Feldherr)

Limenitis procris also called Commander is a nice butterfly from Australasia / Indomalaya ecozone (Australia). The first description was in 1777 by Cramer. With a wingspan of 5.0 – 6.0 cm the Commander is a small member of the family NYMPHALIDAE. The butterfly is dark brown with white spots.

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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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2006-11-19
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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2006-11-19
Stibochiona nicea (Popinjay)

Stibochiona nicea also called Popinjay is a very dark butterfly from Australasia / Indomalaya ecozone (Australia). The first description was in 1846 by Gray. With a wingspan of 6.0 – 7.0 cm the Popinjay is a small member of the family NYMPHALIDAE. The butterfly is dark brown with many little white spots.

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2006-11-19
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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2006-11-30
Vanessa gonerilla

Vanessa gonerilla is a very nice butterfly from Australasia / Indomalaya ecozone (Australia). The first description was in 1775 by Fabricius. With a wingspan of 5.0 – 6.0 cm Vanessa gonerilla is a small member of the family NYMPHALIDAE. The butterfly is black with white and blue spots and a broad red band.

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