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brush-footed butterfly

[bruhsh-foo t-id] /ˈbrʌʃˌfʊt ɪd/
noun
1.
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

any of a group of butterflies (order Lepidoptera) that are named for their characteristically reduced forelegs that are frequently hairy and resemble brushes. The insects' alternative name derives from the fact that there are only four functional, or walking, legs.

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