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PAPILIONOIDEA (butterflies)

Subtaxa (ie subgroups of this Superfamily)

HESPERIIDAE (skippers)
Erynnis tages (Dingy Skipper), eg: Erynnis tages (Dingy Skipper) - Wings open - upper side HESPERIINAE (a subfamily of butterflies), eg: Ochlodes sylvanus (Large Skipper) - Dorso-lateral - wings apart Pyrgus malvae (Grizzled Skipper), eg: Pyrgus malvae (Grizzled Skipper) - At rest - wings together - lateral view
Family 6 subtaxa 4 ident refs
LYCAENIDAE (blues, coppers and hairstreaks)
POLYOMMATINAE (a subfamily of butterflies), eg: Polyommatus bellargus (Adonis Blue) - Male - wings apart - rear three-quater view
Family 18 subtaxa 25 ident refs
NYMPHALIDAE (fritillary and vanessid butterflies)
Limenitis camilla (White Admiral), eg: Limenitis camilla (White Admiral) - Feeding at Bramble flower - in company with a male Brimstone (Nymphalidae (indet. Fritillary)) (unidentified fritillary butterfly), eg: Melitaea athalia (Heath Fritillary) - Side view NYMPHALINAE (a subfamily of butterflies), eg: Aglais io (Peacock Butterfly) - Adult - visiting Marjoram - dorso-lateral view SATYRINAE (a subfamily of butterflies), eg: Lasiommata megera (Wall, Wall Brown) - Male - upperside - wings apart
Family 29 subtaxa 32 ident refs
PIERIDAE (white butterflies)
Family 8 subtaxa 4 ident refs

Suggested Literature

Identification Works

Captain's European Butterfly Guide: Captain's European Butterfly Guide
UK Butterflies: UK Butterflies
Emmet, A.M., Langmaid, J. & Heath J., 1989 Hesperiidae to Nymphalidae (the butterflies) (vol 7(1))
Sandars, E., 1939 A Butterfly Book for the Pocket
South, R., 1906 The Butterflies of the British Isles
Stokoe, W.J. The Observer's Book of Butterflies
Thomas, J. & Lewington, R., 1991 The Butterflies of Britain & Ireland


Carter, D.J., 1979 The Observer's Book of Caterpillars


Pierce, F.N., Beirne, B.P., 1975 The Genitalia of the Rhopalocera and the larger British Moths

BioInfo BioInfo ( has 15 general literature references to PAPILIONOIDEA (butterflies)

PAPILIONOIDEA may also be covered by literature listed under:

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

BioInfo BioInfo ( has 95 feeding and other relationships of PAPILIONOIDEA (butterflies)

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