Butterflies (Rhopalocera)
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Butterflies and the skippers are a paraphyletic group included in the clade Rhopalocera; they differ from Moths (Heterocera) by their morphology (shape and structure of antennae, shape of the body, wing coupling, and pupae) and behaviour, including time of activity and resting posture. There are approximately 2,000 genera and 14,000 species.

 

Hesperiidae - Skippers Butterflies
 
Lycaenidae - Gossamer-winged Butterflies
 
Nymphalidae - Brush-footed Butterflies
 
Libytheinae - Snout Butterflies
 
Danainae - Milkweed Butterflies
 
Charaxinae - Leafwings
 
Morphinae - Morphos and Owl Butterflies
 
Satyrinae - Satyrids or Brown Butterflies
 
Heliconiinae - Heliconians or Longwings
 
Limenitidinae - Admirals and allies
 
Biblidinae - Tropical Brushfoots
 
Nymphalinae - True Brushfoots
 
Papilionidae - Swallowtail Butterflies
Papilioninae - True Swallowtails
 
Pieridae - Whites, Sulphurs, and Yellows
 
Coliadinae - Sulphurs Butterflies
 
Pierinae - Whites
 
Riodinidae - Metalmark Butterflies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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