NYMPHALINAE of Australia
Nymphs & Admirals
NYMPHALIDAE,   PAPILIONOIDEA
    
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

NYMPHALINAE

caterpillars
    
NYMPHALINAE

pupae
    
NYMPHALINAE

butterflies
    
NYMPHALINAE

undersides

The Caterpillars of NYMPHALINAE are covered in branched hairs.

However most of the common names of the species in NYMPHALINAE seem to be derived from considerations of the adult Butterflies.

The flight of the "Nymphs" is rapid and graceful, and their wings are usually brightly coloured These features together may well be considered reminiscent of the Nymphs in Ancient Greek Mythology.

The Australian species in NYMPHALINAE are:

Doleschallia bisaltide : Australian Leafwing

Hypolimnas alimena : Blue-banded Eggfly
Hypolimnas anomala
Hypolimnas bolina : Common Eggfly
Hypolimnas misippus : Diadem

Junonia erigone : Northern Argus
Junonia hedonia : Brown Soldier
Junonia orithya : Blue Argus
Junonia villida : Meadow Argus

Mynes geoffroyi : White Nymph

Vanessa cardui : Painted Lady
Vanessa itea : Australian Yellow Admiral
Vanessa kershawi : Australian Painted Lady

Yoma sabina : The Lurcher

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(written 10 August 2016, updated 2 September 2016)