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NYMPHALIDAE (fritillary and vanessid butterflies)

Subtaxa (ie subgroups of this Family)

Aglais urticae (Linnaeus, 1758) (Small Tortoiseshell)
Species 3 ident refs
Apatura iris (Linnaeus, 1758) (Purple Emperor)
Female - landed on insect net!
Species  
Aphantopus hyperantus (Linnaeus, 1758) (Ringlet)
Underside - wings together
Species  
Argynnis adippe (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775) (High Brown Fritillary) Species 1 ident refs
Argynnis aglaja (Linnaeus, 1758) (Dark Green Fritillary)
Species 2 ident refs
Argynnis paphia (Linnaeus, 1758) (Silver-washed Fritillary)
Argynnis paphia var valesina (Silver-washed Fritillary - Valsina Form), eg: Argynnis paphia var valesina (Silver-washed Fritillary - Valsina Form) - Visiting Buddleja
Species  
Boloria euphrosyne (Linnaeus, 1758) (Pearl-bordered Fritillary) Species 3 ident refs
Boloria selene (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775) (Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary)
Top view - wings spread - close-up
Species  
(Boloria selene/euphrosyne) (small pearl-bordered or pearl-bordered fritillary)
Boloria selene (Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary), eg: Boloria selene (Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary) - Top view - wings spread - close-up
Informal 6 ident refs
Coenonympha pamphilus (Linnaeus, 1758) (Small Heath)
Wings together - side view
Species  
Erebia aethiops (Esper, 1777) (Scotch Argus)
Female - upperside - wings apart
Species 1 ident refs
Erebia epiphron (Knoch, 1783) (Mountain Ringlet, Small Mountain Ringlet) Species 1 ident refs
Euphydryas aurinia (Rottemburg, 1775) (Marsh Fritillary)
Imago - wings spread - dorsal view
Species 6 ident refs
Hipparchia semele (Linnaeus, 1758) (Grayling)
Lateral view - wings together
Species 1 ident refs
Inachis io (Linnaeus, 1758) (Peacock Butterfly)
Adult - visiting Marjoram - dorso-lateral view
Species  
Lasiommata megera (Linnaeus, 1767) (Wall, Wall Brown)
Male - upperside - wings apart
Species 1 ident refs
Limenitis camilla (Linnaeus, 1764) (White Admiral)
Feeding at Bramble flower - in company with a male Brimstone
Species 1 ident refs
Maniola jurtina (Linnaeus, 1758) (Meadow Brown)
Resting, showing underside
Species 1 ident refs
Melanargia galathea (Linnaeus, 1758) (Marbled White)
Female - upperside - wings open
Species  
Melitaea athalia (Rottemburg, 1775) (Heath Fritillary)
Lateral
Species 3 ident refs
Melitaea cinxia (Linnaeus, 1758) (Glanville Fritillary) Species 2 ident refs
Nymphalis antiopa (Linnaeus, 1758) (Camberwell Beauty) Species 1 ident refs
Nymphalis polychloros (Linnaeus, 1758) (Large Tortoiseshell) Species 1 ident refs
Pararge aegeria (Linnaeus, 1758) (Speckled Wood)
Dorsal view - wings apart - on Hemp Agrimony
Species  
Polygonia c-album (Linnaeus, 1758) (Comma)
Polygonia c-album var. c-album (Comma), eg: Polygonia c-album var. c-album (Comma) - Upper surface - wings open - close-up Polygonia c-album var. hutchinsoni (a comma), eg: Polygonia c-album var. hutchinsoni (a comma) - Dorsal view - wings open
Species 1 ident refs
Pyronia tithonus (Linnaeus, 1771) (Gatekeeper, Hedge Brown)
Upperside
Species  
Vanessa atalanta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Red Admiral)
Top view - wings apart
Species 2 ident refs
Vanessa cardui (Linnaeus, 1758) (Painted Lady)
Top view
Species 1 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 28 ident refs

Suggested Literature

BioInfo BioInfo (www.bioinfo.org.uk) has 3 general literature references to NYMPHALIDAE (fritillary and vanessid butterflies)

NYMPHALIDAE may also be covered by literature listed under:

BIOTA
(living things)
Eukaryota
(eukaryotes)
ANIMALIA
(animals)
ARTHROPODA
(arthropods)
HEXAPODA
(insects and other 6-legged organisms)
INSECTA
(true insects)
LEPIDOPTERA
(butterflies and moths)
Ditrysia
(butterflies and most moths)
Macrolepidoptera
(macro-moths)
RHOPALOCERA
(butterflies)
PAPILIONOIDEA
(butterflies)
Microlepidoptera (via Apoditrysia)

BioInfo BioInfo (www.bioinfo.org.uk) has 29 feeding and other relationships of NYMPHALIDAE (fritillary and vanessid butterflies)

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