Brush-footed Butterflies ( Family Nymphalidae )

The species in this family vary greatly in size, wing shape, and colour, making it difficult to make any general statements about their appearance.   

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Fritillaries ( Subfamily Arginninae )

Checkerspots and Crescents ( Subfamily Melitaeinae )

Pearl Crescent
Northern Crescent
Tawny Crescent
Baltimore Checkerspot

Anglewings, Tortoiseshells, and Thistle Butterflies ( Subfamily Nymphalinae )

Admirals ( Subfamily Limenitidae )

Emperors ( Subfamily Apaturinae )

Satyrs, Nymphs, and Arctics ( Subfamily Satyrinae )

Milkweed Butterflies ( Subfamily Danainae )

More info on the family can be found on the Butterflies of Canada website ( en français ).