Definition of Family 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
Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Nymphalidae
Literary usage of Family 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 Mont University of Montana (Missoula, 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. An Elementary Course in Practical Zoölogy by Buel Preston Colton (1895)
"The orders of insects are divided into families; this butterfly belongs to the family Nymphalidae. Families are divided into genera; this butterfly belongs ..."
3. A Catalogue of Printed Books in European Languages in the Library of the by Asiatic Society of Bengal (1908)
"... two genera of Diurnal Lepidoptera belonging to the family Nymphalidae. London, 1858. 8°. 6952. Extr. PZS, 1858. ..."
4. The Monthly Microscopical Journal: Transactions of the Royal Microscopical (1869)
"... doubt to the family Satyridae, as is now generally admitted, and as its plumule would serve to prove. Thus we see that in the large family Nymphalidae ..."
5. The Butterflies of Great Britain, with Their Transformations, Delineated and by John Obadiah Westwood (1855)
"... be advisable (as has been done by Mr. Stephens in the British Museum List) to invert the arrangement of the genera constituting the family Nymphalidae, ..."
6. A Manual on the Study of Insects by John Henry Comstock, Anna Botsford Comstock (1895)
"The family Nymphalidae includes chiefly butterflies of medium or large size ; but a few of the species are small. With a single exception, these butterflies ..."
7. Applied Entomology; an Introductory Text-book of Insects in Their Relations by Henry Torsey Fernald (1921)
"family Nymphalidae.—This large family includes many familiar forms, most of them large or of at least fair size. Their fore legs have been reduced so much ..."