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NYMPHALIDAE (fritillary and vanessid butterflies)

Subtaxa (ie subgroups of this Family)

APATURINAE (a subfamily of butterflies) Subfamily 1 subtaxon  
Apaturini (a tribe of butterflies) Tribe 1 subtaxon  
Apatura iris (Linnaeus, 1758) (Purple Emperor)
Female - landed on insect net!
HELICONIINAE (a subfamily of butterflies)
Subfamily 6 subtaxa 6 ident refs
Limenitis camilla (Linnaeus, 1764) (White Admiral)
Feeding at Bramble flower - in company with a male Brimstone
Species   1 ident refs
NYMPHALINAE (a subfamily of butterflies)
Nymphalini (a tribe of butterflies), eg: Aglais io (Peacock Butterfly) - Adult - visiting Marjoram - dorso-lateral view
Subfamily 11 subtaxa 20 ident refs
SATYRINAE (a subfamily of butterflies)
Aphantopus hyperantus (Ringlet), eg: Aphantopus hyperantus (Ringlet) - Underside - wings together Lasiommata megera (Wall, Wall Brown), eg: Lasiommata megera (Wall, Wall Brown) - Male - upperside - wings apart Maniola jurtina (Meadow Brown), eg: Maniola jurtina (Meadow Brown) - Resting, showing underside Pararge aegeria (Speckled Wood), eg: Pararge aegeria (Speckled Wood) - Dorsal view - wings apart - on Hemp Agrimony Pyronia tithonus (Gatekeeper, Hedge Brown), eg: Pyronia tithonus (Gatekeeper, Hedge Brown) - Upperside
Subfamily 10 subtaxa 5 ident refs
(Nymphalidae (indet. Fritillary)) (unidentified fritillary butterfly)
Argynnis (a genus of fritllary butterflies), eg: Argynnis paphia (Silver-washed Fritillary) - Feeding on Bramble flowers - lateral view - close-up Boloria selene (Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary), eg: Boloria selene (Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary) - Top view - wings spread - close-up Melitaea athalia (Heath Fritillary), eg: Melitaea athalia (Heath Fritillary) - Lateral
Informal 10 subtaxa 28 ident refs

Suggested Literature

BioInfo BioInfo ( has 3 general literature references to NYMPHALIDAE (fritillary and vanessid butterflies)

NYMPHALIDAE may also be covered by literature listed under:

(living things)
(insects and other 6-legged organisms)
(true insects)
(butterflies and moths)

BioInfo BioInfo ( has 29 feeding and other relationships of NYMPHALIDAE (fritillary and vanessid butterflies)

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