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
     
Papilionidae Swallowtails   Papilionidae - Swallowtail Butterflies
     
    Pieridae - Whites, Sulphurs, and Yellows
     
    Riodinidae - Metalmark Butterflies
     
     
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