nymphalid butterfly


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Related to nymphalid butterfly: family Nymphalidae, brush-footed butterfly
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Noun1.nymphalid butterfly - medium to large butterflies found worldwide typically having brightly colored wings and much-reduced nonfunctional forelegs carried folded on the breastnymphalid butterfly - medium to large butterflies found worldwide typically having brightly colored wings and much-reduced nonfunctional forelegs carried folded on the breast
butterfly - diurnal insect typically having a slender body with knobbed antennae and broad colorful wings
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
painted beauty, Vanessa virginiensis - American butterfly having dark brown wings with white and golden orange spots
admiral - any of several brightly colored butterflies
red admiral, Vanessa atalanta - of temperate Europe and Asia; having black wings with red and white markings
Limenitis camilla, white admiral - Eurasian butterfly with brown wings and white markings
banded purple, Limenitis arthemis, white admiral - North American butterfly with blue-black wings crossed by a broad white band
Limenitis astyanax, red-spotted purple - similar to the banded purple but with red spots on underwing surfaces
Limenitis archippus, viceroy - showy American butterfly resembling the monarch but smaller
anglewing - nymphalid butterfly having angular notches on the outer edges of the forewings
comma butterfly, Polygonia comma, comma - anglewing butterfly with a comma-shaped mark on the underside of each hind wing
fritillary - butterfly with brownish wings marked with black and silver
emperor butterfly, emperor - large richly colored butterfly
Inachis io, peacock, peacock butterfly - European butterfly having reddish-brown wings each marked with a purple eyespot
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Nymphalid butterfly dispersal among forest fragments at Serra da Canastra National Park, Brazil.