family Nymphalidae

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: 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
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Similarly, analysis of present data revealed that family Nymphalidae and Satyridae (12 species each) dominated the Lepidoptera fauna of Khajjiar area, followed by Pieridae and Lycaenidae (6 species each), Hesperiidae (4 species), Papilionidae (3 species), Erycinidae and Danaidae (2 species each), and Acraeidae and Riodinidae (1 species each).
In that scenario, the first Charaxinae must have dispersed between South America and Africa (Wahlberg 2006), or alternatively the family Nymphalidae must be older than currently thought.
Thus, a painted lady (Vanessa cardui) belongs in the kingdom Animalia, phylum Arthropoda, class Insecta, order Lepidoptera, family Nymphalidae, genus Vanessa and species cardui.

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