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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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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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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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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 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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2006-08-29
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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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 d'Espagne)

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
Charaxes jasius (Two-tailed Pasha, Erdbeerbaumfalter, La Nymphale de l´Arbousier)

Charaxes jasius, also called Two-tailed Pasha or Erdbeerbaumfalter is a very great butterfly from Afrotopic ecozone (Africa). The first description was in 1767 by Linnaeus. With a wingspan of 8.0 – 10.0 cm the Two-tailed Pasha is a small member of the family NYMPHALIDAE, but it is a typical member of the genus Charaxes. The butterfly is brown and orange with blue, white and grey spots. Hind wings have two tails.

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2006-08-29
Charaxes smaragdalis (Western Blue Charaxes)

Charaxes smaragdalis, also called Western Blue Charaxes is a very nice butterfly from Afrotopic ecozone (Africa). The first description was in 1865 by Butler. With a wingspan of 8.5 – 10.0 cm the Western Blue Charaxes is a small member of the family NYMPHALIDAE, but it is a typical member of the genus Charaxes. The butterfly is black with a white band and a iridescence in blue. Hind wings have two tails. There are some sex differences.

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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 ( Souther 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
Nymphalis antiopa (Camberwell Beauty, Trauermantel, Le Morio)

Nymphalis antiopa, also called Camberwell Beauty or Trauermantel is a 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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2006-08-29
Nymphalis polychloros (Large Tortoiseshell, Großer Fuchs, Le Grand Tortue)

Nymphalis polychloros, also called Large Tortoiseshell or Großer Fuchs is a very rare butterfly from Palaearctic ecozone (Europe). The first description was in 1758 by Linnaeus. With a wingspan of 5.5– 6.5 cm the Large Tortoiseshell is a small member of the family NYMPHALIDAE. The butterfly is brown or auburn and has many black spots.

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2006-08-29
Vanessa atalanta (Red Admiral, Admiral, Le Vulcain)

Vanessa atalanta, also called Red Admiral or Admiral is a very eye-catching butterfly from Palaearctic ecozone (Europe). The first description was in 1758 by Linnaeus. With a wingspan of 5.0– 6.5 cm the Red Admiral is a small member of the family NYMPHALIDAE. The butterfly is black and has red bands and white spots. The Red Admiral is a migrant butterfly.

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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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2006-11-28
Vanessa vulcania (Canary Red Admiral, Kanarischer Admiral)

Vanessa vulcania, also called Canary Red Admiral or Kanarischer Admiral is a very nice butterfly from Palaearctic ecozone (Europe). The first description was in 1819 by Godart. With a wingspan of 5.0– 6.0 cm the Canary Red Admiral is a small member of the family NYMPHALIDAE. The butterfly is black and has red areas and white spots. The Red Admiral is a migrant butterfly.

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