Nymphalidae, the Brush-footed butterflies,  is a large family with about 4500 species worldwide. They generally use only four of their six legs for walking. The front pair are much reduced. It actually looks like they only have four legs!

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Cethosia cyane - Malay lacewing Siproeta epaphus - Brown page Siproeta stelenes - Malachite
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Hamadryas februa  Precis iphata - Chocolate Pansy Lexias dirtea - Archduke
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Parthenos silva - The clipper Hypolimnas bolina - Common eggfly Biblis hyperia - Red rim


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