The Tribe CHARAXINI contain only two genera. All species of this genera can fly very fast. Often they have two tails on there backwings.


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The following species are members of genus POLYURA and they are represented on this homepage.

This genus contain about 20 species and it is a small group of NYMPHALIDAE. POLYURA butterflies are from Palaearctic (Asia) and Australasia/Indomalaya (Australia). Species are closely related with CHARAXES butterflies.




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Apatura iris
Inachis io
Nymphalis antiopa
Apatura iris
Vanessa atalanta
Papilio machaon
Pierides sp.
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