The Nymphalidae (Nymphalidae Rafinesque, 1815) are a family of butterflies belonging to the superfamily Papilionoidea. Includes about 6000 species distributed in much of the world, and include some of the most spectacular and beautiful butterflies in the world, as the monarch, the morpho and vanesse. The most important feature that distinguishes this group from the other butterflies is given by the structure of the front legs are atrophied. In males are often covered by thick tufts of scales and this peculiarity has given rise to the name "brush-footed butterflies" with which the members of this family are sometimes indicated. The Nymphalidae are divided into several subfamilies, many of which were once considered families in their own right such as Nymphalidae Satirinae.
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