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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 . 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.
Inachis io (Peacock, Tagpfauenauge, Paon de Jour)
Nymphalis antiopa (Camberwell Beauty, Trauermantel, Le Morio)
Nymphalis antiopa, also called Camberwell Beauty or Trauermantel is an unmistakable and rare . 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.
The following genera are members of the family Nymphalidae (brush-footed butterflies) and they are represented on this homepage.
- AGLAIS / Small Tortoiseshell
- APATURA / Emperor
- ARASCHNIA / European Map
- ARGYNNIS / Silver-washed Fritillary
- CHARAXES / Two-tailed Pasha
- INACHIS / Peacock
- LIMENITIS / Admiral
- NYMPHALIS / Large Tortoiseshell
- VANESSA / Admiral