A large and varied group of butterflies, the Brushfoots are everywhere. And some of our most recognizable yard and garden butterflies are in this family which is broadly gathered under the Nymphalidae. Even the unusual Snout and the Gulf Fritillary are now included here. The Diana Fritillary I have put in its own photo folder, though it is in this family as well (see the Diana folder). And the Satyrs are in their own folder, though they are considered a subfamily of this group (see the Satyrs and Pearlyeyes folder). Call me irresponsible.

The above shot is of the Question Mark, which cannot be said to be any sort of singular representative of the Nymphalids, (and what can in this group?), but, still, he is a fine animal. Note that, like many of the brushfoots, they appear four-legged because they have reduced forelegs, which are known as the "brushfoots", or I should say "brushfeet", and they are sometimes hard to see.