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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: http://www.butterfly-guide.co.uk/ Captain's European Butterfly Guide
UK Butterflies: http://www.ukbutterflies.co.uk 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

Caterpillars

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

Microscopy

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

BioInfo BioInfo (www.bioinfo.org.uk) has 15 general literature references to PAPILIONOIDEA (butterflies)

PAPILIONOIDEA 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)

BioInfo BioInfo (www.bioinfo.org.uk) has 95 feeding and other relationships of PAPILIONOIDEA (butterflies)

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