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Nymphalidae Part 3 covers subfamily Limenitidinae, tribe Neptini.
From the foreword:
"The present is the tenth issue of the series Guide to the Butterflies of the Palearctic Region and it comes out just nine years after the publication of the first volume of the series. I am very pleased about the continuously increasing appreciation that the series is gaining among lepidopterists from all around the world. The title Nymphalidae Part III may sound confusing since three volumes on Nympahlidae subfamily Satyrinae, in addition to the two volumes on Nymphalidae Tribe Argynnini, have already been issued. So, strictly speaking, the title should be Nymphalidae part IV, but I think that it is less conftising to leave a separate numbering for the Satyrinae volumes of the series. The preparation of this book has been made significantly easier by Eliot's (1969) superb work which covers almost the same subject. Nevertheless the availability of a lot of new material from China and Far East Russia and the study of most of the available literature has allowed to amend or to better clarify many difficult taxonomic problems. Many new taxa, recently described from previously little known areas, have been added as well. The general set up and structure have been maintained the same as in the previous volumes. The interpretation of the boundaries of the palearctic region adopted in this volume is quite strict and the species found in the Himalayas southern slopes, but not reaching Tibet or the Chines transition area, have not been covered. As a result 53 species belonging to three genera are here included in the palearctic fauna."