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Species and Classification
Body Structure of  a Butterfly
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Swallowtails in Urban Parks
Whites and Yellows in Urban Parks
Nymphs in Urban Parks
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Species and Classification
There are about 16 000 recorded species of butterflies in the world. Among them, 1 300 species can be found in China and 235 species in Hong Kong. In urban parks of Hong Kong, a total of 48 species of butterflies can be found. They are Skippers (Family Hesperiidae), Swallowtails (Family Papilionidae), Whites and Yellows (Family Pieridae), Blues (Family Lycaenidae), Nymphs (Family Nymphalidae) and Browns (Family Satyridae).

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