Definition of Nymphalidae
1. Noun. Large beautifully colored butterflies.
Generic synonyms: Arthropod Family
Group relationships: Lepidoptera, Order Lepidoptera
Member holonyms: Brush-footed Butterfly, Four-footed Butterfly, Nymphalid, Nymphalid Butterfly, Genus Nymphalis, Nymphalis, Genus Vanessa, Vanessa, Genus Limenitis, Limenitis, Genus Polygonia, Polygonia, Genus Spyeria, Spyeria, Argynnis, Genus Argynnis, Apatura, Genus Apatura, Genus Inachis, Inachis
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nymphalidae
Literary usage of Nymphalidae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Bulletin of the University of Montana by University of Montana (Missoula, Mont.) (1903)
"Family Nymphalidae. The Brush-Footed Butterflies. Fig. 38. Venation of Nymphalidae, Argynnis leto. The family includes chiefly butterflies of medium or ..."
2. The Butterflies of the Eastern United States and Canada: With Special by Samuel Hubbard Scudder, William Morris Davis, Charles William Woodworth, Leland Ossian Howard, Charles Valentine Riley, Samuel Wendell Williston (1889)
"For, as we have shown, Geoffroy, more than a century ago, made use of the characters pointed out by Reaumur, in which the Nymphalidae differ widely from ..."