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Any of various often brightly colored butterflies of the family Nymphalidae or the subfamily Nymphalinae, having reduced forelegs that are not used for walking.

[From New Latin Nymphālidae, family name, from Nymphālis, type genus, ultimately from Latin nympha, nymph; see nymph.]

nym′pha·lid adj.


(Animals) any butterfly of the family Nymphalidae, typically having brightly coloured wings: includes the fritillaries, tortoiseshells, red admirals, and peacock
(Zoology) of, relating to, or belonging to the Nymphalidae
[C19: from New Latin, from Nymphālis genus name, from Latin; see nymph]


(ˈnɪm fə lɪd)

any of several butterflies of the family Nymphalidae, characterized by short, nonfunctional forelegs: includes the monarch, mourning cloak, and viceroy.
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Noun1.nymphalid - medium to large butterflies found worldwide typically having brightly colored wings and much-reduced nonfunctional forelegs carried folded on the breastnymphalid - 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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Other butterfly guilds, such as tropical fruit-feeding nymphalids, have been consistently reported to show light height segregation (e.
This guild in tropical areas is mainly comprised of the Charaxinae, Morphinae, Brassolinae, Satyrinae, Biblidinae and Limenitidinae, all subfamilies of nymphalids butterflies (DE VRIES, 1988; SHAHABUDDIN & TERBORGH, 1999; DE VRIES & WALLA, 2001; FREITAS & BROWN, 2004; RIBEIRO et al.
The data collected on the foraging visits of butterflies of each family showed that Nymphalids made 63%, Lycaenids 18%, Papilionids 9%, Pierids 7%, and Hesperiids 3% of total visits (Fig.
Like many nymphalids, this species is a generalist, albeit choosy, and has been observed in spring in Arizona, moving between different host plant species in the field.
On the groundplan of wing-pattern in nymphalids and certain other families of rhopalocerous Lepidoptera.
info (forum), were sold together with numerous other material of Charaxids and Nymphalids but their present where about are unknown to the author (insect.
nymphalids measured greater responses by females than males to an assortment of synthetic floral scents (Andersson & Dobson 2003).
I bought over half of the nymphalids used in these experiments from Finca Mariposa, a commercial butterfly farm in La Guacima; I collected most of the saturniids on private land near Lomas Barbudal National Park; and I was given several species of nymphalids from the butterfly farm at Rara Avis.