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.
Generic synonyms: Butterfly
Group relationships: Family Nymphalidae, Nymphalidae
Specialized synonyms: Camberwell Beauty, Mourning Cloak, Mourning Cloak Butterfly, Nymphalis Antiopa, Tortoiseshell, Tortoiseshell Butterfly, Painted Beauty, Vanessa Virginiensis, Admiral, Red Admiral, Vanessa Atalanta, Limenitis Camilla, White Admiral, Banded Purple, Limenitis Arthemis, White Admiral, Limenitis Astyanax, Red-spotted Purple, Limenitis Archippus, Viceroy, Anglewing, Comma, Comma Butterfly, Polygonia Comma, Fritillary, Emperor, Emperor Butterfly, Inachis Io, Peacock, Peacock Butterfly
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nymphalid Butterfly
nymph of the pavé
Literary usage of Nymphalid butterfly
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
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. ..."