Nymphalidae

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Noun1.Nymphalidae - large beautifully colored butterflies
arthropod family - any of the arthropods
Lepidoptera, order Lepidoptera - moths and butterflies
brush-footed butterfly, four-footed butterfly, nymphalid, nymphalid butterfly - medium to large butterflies found worldwide typically having brightly colored wings and much-reduced nonfunctional forelegs carried folded on the breast
genus Nymphalis, Nymphalis - type genus of the Nymphalidae: mourning cloak butterflies
genus Vanessa, Vanessa - painted beauty and red admiral
genus Limenitis, Limenitis - mainly dark northern butterflies with white wing bars
genus Polygonia, Polygonia - comma butterflies
genus Spyeria, Spyeria - fritillaries
Argynnis, genus Argynnis - fritillaries
Apatura, genus Apatura - large Old World butterflies
genus Inachis, Inachis - a genus of Nymphalidae