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Family Nymphalidae

 

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Limenitis archippus (Viceroy)

Limenitis archippus, also called Viceroy is a simple butterfly from Nearctic ecozone (North America). The first description was in 1775 by Cramer. With a wingspan of 7.5 – 8.5 cm the Viceroy is a small member of the family NYMPHALIDAE. The butterfly is brown with some white spots and the veins are black. The Viceroy is a good example of Batesian mimicry, because its mimics the Monarch (Danaus plexippus).
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Limenitis astyanax (Red-spotted Purple)

Limenitis astyanax , also called Red-spotted Purple is a butterfly from Nearctic ecozone (North America). The first description was in 1775 by Fabricius. With a wingspan of 7.5 – 8.5 cm the Red-spotted Purple is a small member of the family NYMPHALIDAE. The butterfly is dark brown with some red spots on upside.
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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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2006-10-10
Limenitis archippus (Viceroy)

Limenitis archippus, also called Viceroy is a simple butterfly from Nearctic ecozone (North America). The first description was in 1775 by Cramer. With a wingspan of 7.5 – 8.5 cm the Viceroy is a small member of the family NYMPHALIDAE. The butterfly is brown with some white spots and the veins are black. The Viceroy is a good example of Batesian mimicry, because its mimics the Monarch (Danaus plexippus).

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2006-10-10
Limenitis astyanax (Red-spotted Purple)

Limenitis astyanax , also called Red-spotted Purple is a butterfly from Nearctic ecozone (North America). The first description was in 1775 by Fabricius. With a wingspan of 7.5 – 8.5 cm the Red-spotted Purple is a small member of the family NYMPHALIDAE. The butterfly is dark brown with some red spots on upside.

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2006-10-10
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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2006-10-10
Vanessa atalanta (Admiral, Le Vulcain, Red Admiral)

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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2006-10-10
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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