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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