Nymphs & Admirals
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:
: Australian Leafwing
: Blue-banded Eggfly
Hypolimnas bolina : Common Eggfly
Hypolimnas misippus : Diadem
: Northern Argus
Junonia hedonia : Brown Soldier
Junonia orithya : Blue Argus
Junonia villida : Meadow Argus
: White Nymph
: Painted Lady
Vanessa itea : Australian Yellow Admiral
Vanessa kershawi : Australian Painted Lady
: The Lurcher
(written 10 August 2016, updated 2 September 2016)