brush-footed butterfly

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
Hypernyms: ↑butterfly
Hyponyms:
Member Holonyms: ↑Nymphalidae, ↑family Nymphalidae

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/brush"foot'id/
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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