butterfly legs

K.J.Caley Kevin.Caley at nottingham.ac.uk
Thu Oct 12 09:27:14 EDT 2000

OK, this may be a slightly misguided question, as I haven't seen that
many members of this family, but I have recently been told that some 
snout butterflies (Lybithaeinae), such as the Nettle-tree Butterfly of
Europe possess females which only possess three legs as opposed to the
normal 4 in this group.  Is that really true, or is this someone pulling
my leg(oh dear....pun seen after writing)?


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