brush-footed butter fly

brush-footed butterfly

[bruhsh-foot-id]
noun
any of several butterflies of the family Nymphalidae, including the fritillaries, mourning cloaks, anglewings, and commas, characterized by reduced, nonfunctional forelegs.
Also called four-footed butterfly.
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brush-footed butterfly

noun
medium to large butterflies found worldwide typically having brightly colored wings and much-reduced nonfunctional forelegs carried folded on the breast [syn: nymphalid
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