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Noun1.Nymphalis - type genus of the Nymphalidae: mourning cloak butterfliesNymphalis - type genus of the Nymphalidae: mourning cloak butterflies
arthropod genus - a genus of arthropods
family Nymphalidae, Nymphalidae - large beautifully colored butterflies
Camberwell beauty, mourning cloak, mourning cloak butterfly, Nymphalis antiopa - of temperate regions; having dark purple wings with yellow borders
tortoiseshell butterfly, tortoiseshell - brilliantly colored; larvae feed on nettles
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6 Hylaeus graenicheri 1 Mitchell Halictidae Agapostemon 38 splendens (Lepeletier) Augoclora pura Say 21 Augoclorella aurata 46 (Smith) Augochloropsis 37 metallica (Fabricius) Augochloropsis 41 sumptuosa (Smith) Halictus poeyi Say 39 Lasioglossum 19 coreopsis (Robertson) Lasioglossum 22 miniatulus (Mitchell) Lasioglossum 55 nymphalis (Smith) Lasioglossum 17 pectoralis (Smith) Lasioglossum 47 placidensis (Mitchell) Lasioglossum 18 tegulare (Robertson) sp.
But experts made several sightings of the Nymphalis polychloros last year around Branscombe, Devon.
More than 20 species are in decline and one species, a large tortoiseshell named Nymphalis polychloros, is extinct.