Nymphalidae

More than 6,000 species of Nymphalidae have been named and many more remain to be described.  

This large number of species makes the Nymphalidae the largest butterfly family, and members can be found in almost all terrestrial habitats.

Nymphalidae are commonly called 'brush-footed butterflies' since in both sexes the first pair of legs are small and sometimes densely hairy.