Definition of Nymphalid butterfly

1. Noun. Medium to large butterflies found worldwide typically having brightly colored wings and much-reduced nonfunctional forelegs carried folded on the breast.


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Literary usage of Nymphalid butterfly

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1. Western Birds by Harriet Williams Myers (1922)
"In the nymphalid butterfly outbreak of 1911, Dr. Bryant found that these Blackbirds were the most efficient destroyers of the insects, both on account of ..."

2. The Life-story of Insects by George Herbert Carpenter (1913)
"nymphalid butterfly attaches its cremaster to the silken pad which the larva has spun in preparation for pupation, is worthy of brief attention. ..."

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