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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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Apatura ilia (Lesser Purple Emperor, Kleiner Schillerfalter, Le Petit Mars)

Apatura ilia, also called Lesser Purple 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 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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Apatura iris (Purple Emperor, Großer Schillerfalter, Le Grand Mars)

Apatura iris, also called Purple Emperor or Großer Schillerfalter is a butterfly from Palaearctic ecozone (Europe). The first description was in 1758 by Linnaeus. The wingspan is about 6 – 8 cm. The Purple Emperor is a member of the family NYMPHALIDAE. The basic colour of this butterfly is black with white spots and bands. Furthermore the male has a blue structure-colour.
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THE MOST POPULAR ARTICLES OF LAST MONTH (JUNE)

  1. Papilio ulysses (Mountain Blue)
  2. Papilio polymnestor (Blue Mormon)
  3. Graphium weiskei (Purple Spotted Swallowtail)
  4. Papilio memnon
  5. Ornithoptera priamus
  6. Ornithoptera alexandrae
  7. Graphium agamemnon
  8. Morpho rhetenor
  9. Ornithoptera goliath
  10. Papilio rutulus (Western Tiger Swallowtail)

   

THE MOST IMPORTANT GENERA OF THIS HOMEPAGE

 

The genus PAPILIO contain about 200 species and it is the biggest group of PAPILIONIDAE. PAPILIO butterflies (Swallowtails) lives on each continent without Antarctic. The biggest biodiversity is in tropical areas. Feedplants are members of family LAURACEAE, RUTACEAE and UMBELLIFERAE.
GENUS PAPILIO...  





The genus ATROPHANEURA was described in 1865 by Reakirt. It contains at present about 29 species. ATROPHANEURA butterflies are from Asia and Australia. These species are in all development stages uneatable, because the larvae  life on toxic plants and accumulate the poison in body.They are also called Batwings or Windmills.
GENUS ATROPHANEURA...  





This genus contain about 70 species and it is a big group of NYMPHALIDAE. MORPHO butterflies are from South America (NEOTROPIC). This butterflies have  flouresce blue on there wings.  This optical phenominon based on  refraction and  interference.   
GENUS MORPHO...  


The genus ORNITHOPTERA was described in 1832 by Boisduval. It contains at present about 13 species. The genus ORNITHOPTERA is a small group of PAPILIONIDAE. ORNITHOPTERA butterflies are from AUSTRALASIA-INDOMALAYA.
The biggest butterfly on earth is a member of this genus. These butterflies are green, blue, red and gold.
All of them are also called birdwing-butterflies. Birdwings are wonders of nature and we have to protect them. 
GENUS ORNITHOPTERA...  

The genus TROIDES was described in 1819 by Hübner. It contains at present about 20 species. The genus TROIDES is a small group of PAPILIONIDAE. TROIDES butterflies are from AUSTRALASIA-INDOMALAYA.
These butterflies are black and gold.
All of them are also called birdwing-butterflies. Birdwings are wonders of nature and we have to protect them. 
GENUS TROIDES...  






 

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