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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Papilionoidea
Family: Nymphalidae
Rafinesque, 1815

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Ower 600 genera
Aboot 5,700 species

Nymphalidae is the lairgest faimily o butterflees wi aboot 6,000 species distributit throughoot maist o the warld. These are uisually medium sized tae lairge butterflies. Maist species hae a reduced pair o forelegs an mony hauld thair colourful wings flat when restin. Thay are an aa cried brush-fitit butterflees or fower-fitit butterflees. Mony species are brichtly colored an include popular species such as the emperors, admirals, tortoiseshells, an fritillaries. However, the unnerwings are in contrast eften dull an in some species leuk remarkably like deid leaves, or are much paler, producin a cryptic effect that helps the butterflee disappear intae its surroondins.

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Further Readin[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Glassberg, Jeffrey Butterflies through Binoculars, The West (2001)
  • Guppy, Crispin S. and Shepard, Jon H. Butterflies of British Columbia (2001)
  • James, David G. and Nunnallee, David Life Histories of Cascadia Butterflies (2011)
  • Pelham, Jonathan Catalogue of the Butterflies of the United States and Canada (2008)
  • Pyle, Robert Michael The Butterflies of Cascadia (2002)

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