Definition of map butterfly in English:

map butterfly


  • A butterfly that has cream or brown wings crossed by narrow contrasting lines.

    Genera Cyrestis and Araschnia, subfamily Nymphalinae, family Nymphalidae

    • ‘The Map Butterflies got their name because of the underside of their wings which resemble somewhat a map.’
    • ‘Members of the same genotype, these two Map butterflies differ so radically that they have been described as separate species.’