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 Brush-footed butterfly - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
However, the underwings are dull and often look like dead leaves, which produces a cryptic effect that helps the butterfly disappear in its surroundings.
Several species are attracted to Buddleia, the butterfly plant.
The Nymphalidae is a family of about 5,000 species of butterflies.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/Nymphalidae   (255 words)

  
 brush-footed_butterfly
[n] medium to large butterflies found worldwide typically having brightly colored wings and much-reduced nonfunctional forelegs carried folded on the breast.
lookwayup.com /lwu.exe/lwu/d?s=f&w=brush-footed_butterfly   (21 words)

  
 Articles - Butterfly
The aspect ratio of a butterfly's wing is ideal to be described using thin airfoil theory.
An erroneous etymology claims that the word butterfly came from a metathesis of "flutterby"; however, the Old English word was buttorfleoge and a similar word occurs in Dutch, apparently because butterflies were thought to steal milk.
Unlike many other members of the insect world, the flight of a butterfly can be explained quantitatively (and quite accurately) using steady-state, non-transitory aerodynamics.
www.sinoz.com /articles/Butterfly   (1400 words)

  
 Admirals in a common Dutch garden including lots of photographs
Measuring approximately 4 centimeters the Map Butterfly is one of the smaller members of this family.
The Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui), is a migrating butterfly.
The Comma or Comma Butterfly is easy to distinguish: its wings are irregularly cut and on the underside of the wings you can clearly see a white 'c' or ','.
www.gardensafari.net /english/admirals.htm   (743 words)

  
 Brush-footed Butterfly Underwing
Butterfly groups include monarchs, satyrs, dagerwings, leaf-wings, owls, buckeyes, admirals, checkerspots, crecents, fritillaries, heliconids, riodinids, blues, hairstreaks, coppers, whites, orange-tips, sulphurs and swallowtails.
Males are the only ones to have brush feet and probably use them in mating rituals.
The butterfly members of this Order of insects include the popular and usually colorful species.
www.bugbios.com /entophiles/lepidoptera/lepi_025.html   (153 words)

  
 brush-footed butterfly --  Encyclopædia Britannica
Among them are found large butterflies of the Charaxes (brush-footed) and Papilio (swallow-tailed) genera, stick insects, and mantises, grasshoppers, driver, or safari, ants (tropical ants that travel in vast, serried ranks), termites, and dung...
Brushes were used by man as early as the Paleolithic Period (began about 2,500,000 years ago) to apply pigment, as shown by the cave paintings of Altamira in Spain and the Périgord in France.
University of Connecticut zoologist Alan Brush studied the chemistry of bird feathers, claws, and reptile scales; those genes on the DNA strand that control the development of such structures were key in his investigations.
secure.britannica.com /eb/article-9016803   (807 words)

  
 Butterfly Gardening in North Dakota
Butterfly gardens are a simple and easy way to improve the quality of life for a person and to beautify a community or a backyard.
Butterflies bring a sense of excitement to a flower garden and are relaxing and uplifting at the same time.
Exceptions to the nectar-feeding butterflies are the woodland butterflies, which are attracted to fermenting fruit or sap.
www.ext.nodak.edu /extpubs/plantsci/landscap/e1266w.htm   (2855 words)

  
 Buckeye
Description: This medium sized brushfooted butterfly, with a 1- ½ to 2-½ inch wingspan, is overall yellow-brown from above, but has two prominent intricately-colored eyespots on each of the fore and hind wings and additional white, red and marginal markings.
The family Nymphalidae contains butterflies called "brushfooted" butterflies because their front pair of legs is reduced.
This is the largest butterfly family, with 73 species found in Texas including fritillaries, checker spots, crescents and others.
insects.tamu.edu /fieldguide/cimg280.html   (248 words)

  
 Butterfly Gardening And Butterflies Found In Pennsylvania - Butterfly Gift Shop
Host plants are the plants or trees that each particular species of butterfly needs to lay her eggs on.
Just find the butterflies you would like to attract to your garden (check to see if they are naturally found in your area), then plant their host plant.
The butterflies will land on these plants and uncoil their proboscis to drink the sweet nectar.
butterflyhaven.com /gardening.htm   (263 words)

  
 Why do these social butterflies smell bad? - Renfield's Garden
The zebra longwing (Heliconius charitonius Linnaeus) is a brush-footed butterfly.
This external digestion provides the butterfly with a liquid high in amino acids and is possibly the reason these butterflies are so long lived.
The white caterpillars sequester toxins from the vines, providing the caterpillar and later, the butterfly with protection from predators.
www.killerplants.com /renfields-garden/20020313.asp   (322 words)

  
 Olympus MIC-D: Butterfly Wing Scale Gallery - Rusty-Tipped Page
A new butterfly slowly emerges from its pupal case to begin a new generation when metamorphosis is complete.
Rarely straying as far north as the United States, the rusty-tipped page butterfly, also known as Siproeta epaphus, is native to tropical forests and riparian corridors from south Peru through Mexico.
Unlike many rainforest butterflies, which spend most of their time feeding and flying at the canopy level, the rusty-tipped page often flies back and forth across edge vegetation at less than 2 meters from the ground.
www.olympusmicro.com /micd/galleries/butterfly/rustytippedpager6.html   (664 words)

  
 Brush-footed Butterflies (Nymphalidae) - MavicaNET
The Butterfly Zone is a southeast Florida corporation that markets butterfly gardening supplies, seeds, and live plants that are carefully selected to be highly attractive to butterflies.
Butterflies typically lay their eggs on a small number of host plants, suitable for larval consumption, while the adults consume nectar from a wide variety of plants.
Butterflies are insects with complete metamorphosis, passing through egg, larval, pupal, and adult stages.
www.mavicanet.com /directory/ger/19314.html   (562 words)

  
 Butterfly: Classification
Their expanse of wing is often eight or more inches, and their coloring is more brilliant than that of the richest tropical flowers.
Butterflies and moths constitute the insect order Lepidoptera, or scaly-winged insects (See INSECTS).
These five families include all the 650 or more species of butterflies found within the United States.
www.factopia.com /practical-reference/butterfly-classification.htm   (160 words)

  
 Pest Classification
Complete life cycle; adults have siphoning probe and larvae usually have chewing mouth; crochets on pro-legs (stumpy legs); adults have large wings with scales; knobby antenna on butterflies and feathery antenna on moths; moth larvae usually pest and butterfly larvae usually benign.
Blues tend to be iridescent blue, coppers tend to be copper colored and hairstreaks often have hairlike tails on their rear wings.
They are small butterflies whose flight is extremely rapid and erratic.
clallam.wsu.edu /mg/pest_classification.htm   (3853 words)

  
 Butterflies and Moths
While for us their wing colors are the source of delight, for butterflies and moths they serve practical purposes, including camouflage and sexual self-advertisement.
When we handle butterflies and moths, the "dust" that comes off is composed of these minute scales.
Adult butterflies and moths usually have wings with overlapping scales covering transparent membranes.
www.150.si.edu /150trav/discover/bfly.htm   (94 words)

  
 Information on nymphalid
nymphalid n : medium to large butterflies found worldwide typically having brightly colored wings and much-reduced nonfunctional forelegs carried folded on the breast [syn: nymphalid butterfly, brush-footed butterfly, four-footed butterfly]
Any butterfly of the family Nymphalidae, consisting of medium to large butterflies found worldwide, typically having brightly colored wings and much-reduced nonfunctional forelegs carried folded on the breast.
www.wkonline.com /d/nymphalid.html   (89 words)

  
 1998 Faculty Publications, College of Science, Oregon State University
A larval brush-footed butterfly (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) in Dominican amber, with a summary of fossil Nymphalidae.
Mitochondrial vs. nuclear DNA sequence evolution among nymphalid butterflies: the utility of wingless as a source of characters for phylogenetic inference.
Brower, A.V.Z. Phylogenetic relationships among nymphalid butterflies inferred from sequences of the wingless gene.
osu.orst.edu /dept/science/98publist.html   (12922 words)

  
 Life Cycle - 05/1995
Its family, Nymphalidae, named after the goddess of waters, meadows, and forests, is known as the "brush-footed" butterfly family and is the largest, most varied true butterfly family among the few fossil butterflies identified.
These butterflies live their entire lives in the serpentine grasslands on a select few plants.
The males are out first and scout the habitat site for the females who emerge later but with some of their eggs already ripe.
www.friendsofedgewood.org /newsletters/1995/9505/life.htm   (427 words)

  
 Western admiral - DesertUSA
This butterfly occurs along streams and rivers that are lined with willows or cottonwoods.
The Weidemeyer's admiral is a fairly large butterfly, between two and three quarter to three and three eighths inches wide.
These butterflies are closely related to the viceroys (Limenitis archippus) and the Red admiral (Vanessa atalanta).
www.desertusa.com /mag00/aug/papr/butter.html   (502 words)

  
 Resources: Summer/Fall, 1999
Bordered patch butterfly: From the brush-footed butterfly family, this is one of the most abundant butterflies in the desert, grassland and low mountain Southwest.
Convergent ladybird beetle: This native species is one of the most familiar and popular insects, after butterflies.
When crushed, the masses produce a bright, red-purple dye that Betsy Ross may have used for the stripes on the first American flag.
www.cahe.nmsu.edu /pubs/resourcesmag/summerfall99/jeepers.html   (356 words)

  
 Brush-footed Butterflies
What to look for: brown to orange brown butterfly; wings with white-spotted black borders and dark veins (lighter on the Queen); male with dark scent patch along fifth vein of hindwing.
What to look for: large butterfly, most species solid yellow or orange, sometimes with faint dark border, spot on forewing, or both
What to look for: brown butterfly 6 large eyespots (1 on each forewing, 2 on each hindwing)
www.corrystuart.net /child_butterflies1.html   (103 words)

  
 * Viceroy - (Animals): Definition
Other butterflies, such as Queens and Viceroys, copy the colors of monarchs so that birds won't eat them either...
They quickly learn that monarchs are not good to eat.
www.mimihu.com /animals/viceroy.html   (61 words)

  
 Insect Page 24 White Admiral
This is another member of the Brush-footed Butterfly Family.
It is a larger butterfly when compared to other Brush-foots, and are un-mistakable with their basic white on coal black with a touch of blue and red marks.
You will find them darting along the ground or on leaves, branches, twigs or at you.
www.rivernen.ca /insect24.htm   (125 words)

  
 Information on brush-footed butterfly
brush-footed butterfly n : medium to large butterflies found worldwide typically having brightly colored wings and much-reduced nonfunctional forelegs carried folded on the breast [syn: nymphalid, nymphalid butterfly, four-footed butterfly]
[ W E B K N O W L E D G E O N L I N E :: brush-footed butterfly ]
www.wkonline.com /d/brush-footed_butterfly.html   (53 words)

  
 Alexander Landscaping & Plant Farm, Inc.
Psychotria nervosa - "Wild Coffee" with a Heliconius charitonius - "Zebra Longwing" of the Brush-footed Butterfly family
Plant natives to attract wildlife, such as birds and butterflies.
Native groundcover, shrubs, vines, trees and palms can add great beauty to the landscape while reducing the required water, fertilizer and maintenance.
www.alexfarm.com /pages/881819/index.htm   (244 words)

  
 Sovereign - Biocrawler
"Sovereign" is an informal name for butterflies of the genus Basilarchia, or more broadly of any in the family Nymphalidae.
Sovereign was a MMORTS game cancelled before release in 2003.
www.biocrawler.com /biowiki/Sovereign   (226 words)

  
 brush-footed butterfly
any of several butterflies of the family Nymphalidae, including the fritillaries, mourning cloaks, anglewings, and commas, characterized by reduced, nonfunctional forelegs.
www.factmonster.com /ipd/A0353935.html   (46 words)

  
 white admiral --> Definition from aiedu.com
hypernym: nymphalid nymphalid butterfly brush-footed butterfly four-footed butterfly
2 : white admiral --> Eurasian butterfly with brown wings and white markings (noun.animal)
1 : white admiral --> North American butterfly with blue-black wings crossed by a broad white band (noun.animal)
dict.aiedu.com /word/white%20admiral   (68 words)

  
 North Dakota Butterfly Surveys
Red Admiral Vanessa atalanta (Linnaeus), 1758 Habitat: Sunlit patches in woodland clearings near nettles Larval food: Urtica Adult flight: Regular spring immigrant; does not survive winter References: Royer 76, Opler & Krizek 160, Scott 280 Confirmed occurrences: 23 Jun 1995 SW 1/4 S1 T158N R77W.
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www.npwrc.usgs.gov /resource/insects/bflysurv/salyer/brush.htm   (1150 words)

  
 Brush-footed Butterflies
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amberhabib.tripod.com /Photo/butterflies/brushfooted   (12 words)

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