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nymphalid

División en sílabas: nym·pha·lid
Pronunciación: /nimˈfaləd, ˈnimfəlid
 
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Definición de nymphalid en inglés:

sustantivo

Entomology
An insect of a large family of strikingly marked butterflies that have small forelegs not used for walking, including many familiar butterflies of temperate regions, such as the monarch and viceroy.
Example sentences
  • Our work includes representative taxa from all the main lineages of riodinids, lycaenids, and nymphalids.
  • Furthermore, these gene duplications evolved after the split between the common ancestor of nymphalid and papilionid butterflies.
  • Like many nymphalid, papilionid, and hesperiid butterflies, male H. bolina occupy and defend perching sites in forest clearings and along flight paths as a means of maximizing their encounters with receptive females.

Origen

late 19th century: from modern Latin Nymphalidae, from Latin nympha 'nymph'.

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