Nymphalis
Nymphalis, commonly known as Tortoiseshells,or Anglewing butterflies is a genus of brush-footed butterflies. The genera Aglais, Inachis, Polygonia, and Kaniska, were sometimes included as subgenera of Nymphalis but they are by some people considered to be unique genera. See also anglewing butterflies. For other butterflies named tortoiseshells, see the genus, Aglais.
The name Nymphalis Kluk, [1780] is the oldest name among the generic names for a relatively small group of butterflies collectively known as anglewing butterflies. In zoological nomenclature, the oldest name has a priority over other names. The collective name anglewing butterflies is derived from a Latinized term Papiliones angulati. This name was probably used for the first time by Ignaz Schiffermüller in 1775-1776. The anglewing butterflies as a group are characterized by a cryptic silhouete and by the colouration and pattern on the ventral side of both wings. This signature mark is an important taxonomic characteristic as well as a significant evolutionary adaptation. During winter months, in latitudes with snow cover, all members of this group hibernate as adult butterflies. During hibernation, hidden in various shelters, the butterflies are dormant. The camouflage provided by crypsis is obviously advantageous to hibernating butterflies. The potential predators will have difficulties in seeing the dormant butterflies. With their wings closed, exposing only the ventral cryptically coloured underside, they blend-in with their surroundings. Today, the anglewing butterflies are found only in the northern hemisphere. Since Linnaeus described the first members of this group in 1758, it is now clear (from the cumulative, total evidence recently obtained), that anglewing butterflies as group evolved from a common ancestor. The most recent studies include (Nylin et al., 2001; Wahlberg & Nylin, 2003; Wahlberg et al. 2011, 2009, 2005). The sister-group of Nymphalis is Vanessa.

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ADW: Nymphalis antiopa: INFORMATION
Geographic Range. The Mourning Cloak occupies an area in North America defined by the tundra line in Canada and Alaska in the north and the region of central Mexico ...
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Nymphalis antiopa (Linnaeus, 1758). Family: Nymphalidae. Subfamily: Nymphalinae. Identification: Short projections on both wings, borders irregular.
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Nymphalis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Nymphalis, commonly known as Tortoiseshells,or Anglewing butterflies is a genus of brush-footed butterflies. The genera Aglais, Inachis, Polygonia, and ...
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Nymphalis antiopa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Nymphalis antiopa, known as the Mourning Cloak in North America and the Camberwell Beauty in Britain, is a large butterfly native to Eurasia and North ...
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Mourning Cloak. Nymphalis antiopa. The Mourning Cloak is a large butterfly, with a ... FAMILY. Nymphalidae. GENUS. Nymphalis. SPECIES. Nymphalis antiopa ...
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About Our Definitions: All forms of a word (noun, verb, etc.) are now displayed on one page. Nym·pha·lis. noun \nimˈfalə̇s, -fāl-, -fäl-\. Definition of Nymphalis.
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Nymphalis antiopa - Raising Butterflies--How to find and care for ...
Photo Life History: Nymphalis antiopa. Habitat: Mountain Canyons; Pinyon Juniper; Agricultural Areas; Valley Wet Meadows; Mountain Hilltops; Valley Lakes ...
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Mourning Cloak Butterfly (Nymphalis antiopa) - NatureNorth.com
Biology of the mourning cloak butterfly (Nymphalis antiopa) in Manitoba.
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prop. n. 1. The type genus of the Nymphalidae , including the mourning cloak butterfly (Nymphalis antiopa). Thesaurus Legend: Synonyms Related Words ...
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Geographic Range. The Mourning Cloak occupies an area in North America defined by the tundra line in Canada and Alaska in the north and the region of ...
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Life History: Overwintered adults mate in the spring, the males perching in sunny openings during the afternoon to wait for receptive females. Eggs are laid in ...
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Jerry Butler, University of Florida. [Click thumbnail to enlarge.] Figure 2. Ventral view of wings of an adult mourning cloak, Nymphalis antiopa (Linnaeus), reared ...
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Asher, Jim. The Atlas of Butterflies of Britain and Ireland, Oxford University Press. Bretherton, R.F.; Emmet, A.M. (1990). Nymphalis ANTIOPA (Rottemburg).
Species Nymphalis antiopa - Mourning Cloak - Hodges#4432 ...
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scientific name Nymphalis antiopa (Linnaeus) common name Mourning Cloak habitat. Found in virtually all habitats throuhgout the province, particularly near ...
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Nymphalis antiopa (Linnaeus, 1758) ... Jim Porter, University of Georgia, 2005- 2007 · 3. Nymphalis antiopa, Morning Cloak, top, Nymphalis antiopa, top
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Nymphalis antiopa. Common Name: Mourning Cloak. Nymphalis antiopa ... Information Center for the Environment (ICE) → University of California, Davis.
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Mourning Cloak Butterfly. Nymphalis antiopa antiopa. Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae. Back to Butterflies of Orange County, California Back to Arthropods of Orange ...
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Jul 2, 2013 ... One Response to Mourning cloak caterpillar (Nymphalis antiopa) ... The Drew Lab at Columbia University · Dynamic Ecology · CMBR · Bowler ...
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The Butterflies of Canada
The Butterflies of Canada
Ross A. Layberry, Peter W. Hall, James Donald Lafontaine, 1998
Nymphalis The two smaller species of Nymphalis, our milberti and European urticae (Linnaeus), have been segregated into a ... The trouble is that without Aglais the genus Nymphalis can only be def1ned by its lack of the Aglais peculiarities, ...
Red Data Book of European Butterflies (Rhopalocera)
Red Data Book of European Butterflies (Rhopalocera)
Chris van Swaay, Martin S. Warren, 1999
Albania Thymelicus acteon Pamassius apollo Lycaena ottomanus Pseudophilotes vicrama Scolitantides orion Glaucopsyche alexis Maculinea arion Maculinea alcon Polyommatus eroides Nymphalis xanthomelas Nymphalis vaualbum ...
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University of Kansas. Department of entomology, 1917
Genus Nymphalis Kluk THE SPRING-HERALDS These butterflies are popularly called the Spring-heralds in England and this name seems to fit them very well as they are usually the first butterflies met with in the spring. They are also ...
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the Tiny Aviary: Mourning Cloak - Nymphalis antiopa
This summer, I have been seeing high numbers of Mourning Cloak butterflies in and around our yard. Some years I don't recall seeing them at all.
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Butterflies of Turkey: Nymphalis c-album / Comma / Yırtıkpırtık
Scientific name: Nymphalis c-album Linnaeus, 1758 Vernacular names:  en: comma / tr: yırtık pırtık Details: -/ wing upperside Location / Altitude / Date: Aladag, Adana - Turkey / 1800 m / Jul 5, 2013.
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0186 – Nymphalis antiopa | JOUKO - Luontokuvia haudan takaa
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Milberts Tortoiseshell (Nymphalis milberti) | my butterfly collection
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Motyle. Rusałka drzewoszek (Nymphalis xanthomelas)
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