The brushfooted butterfly, (family Nymphalidae), also called four-footed butterfly, is a group of butterflies (order Lepidoptera) that are named for their characteristically reduced forelegs, which are frequently hairy and resemble brushes. The insects’ alternative name derives from the fact that there are only four functional, or walking, legs.

There are thirty-four species of Brush-footed butterflies found in Tennessee. Click on the links below for pictures, facts, and a list of host and nectar plants for each species of Brush-footed butterflies.