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Nymphalidae: Nymphalinae, Heliconiinae, Melitaeinae   more >>
These 5 pages depict a representative selection of the butterflies occuring in the western Palaearctic which encompasses the British Isles, Europe and the part of Africa which is north of the Sahara. Use the links above, and the thumbnails below to access full size images and detailed articles.
Nymphalinae

Aglais urticae

Inachis io

Nymphalis antiopa

Nymphalis polychloros Polygonia c-album Polygonia egea

Vanessa atalanta

Vanessa cardui

Vanessa cardui

Araschnia levana

Araschnia levana

 

 

Heliconiinae

 

Issoria lathonia Argynnis paphia Argynnis paphia

Argynnis niobe Argynnis aglaia Argynnis adippe

Brenthis hecate Brenthis daphne Brenthis ino

Clossiana dia Clossiana selene Clossiana euphrosyne
 

Melitaeinae

 

Melitaea diamina Melitaea didyma Melitaea phoebe

Melitaea trivia Melitaea cinxia Melitaea cinxia

Mellicta athalia Mellicta aurelia Mellicta britomartis

Euphydryas aurinia Euphydryas aurinia Euphydryas aurinia
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