Callicore aegina is a beautiful . The first description was in 1861 by C. & R. Felder. The wingspan is about 4.0 – 5.0 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family NYMPHALIDAE. Callicore aegina is black. It has a broad, orange band on its forewings. On the hind wings there is an area with blue structure colour. The underside is very colourful.
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The forewings are black. The wing is dominated by a broad, orange band.
The underside of Callicore aegina is dark-brown. The wing is dominated by a broad, orange band. There is a thin, blue line at the outer edge. At the pinion there is a yellow stripe.
The hind wings of Callicore aegina are black. The outer edge is a little bit wavy. In the middle of the wing shines an area by blue structure colour.
The underside is black. In the middle of the wing are five oval, blue spots with white cores. These spots are surrounded by a not closed, yellow ring. Near the body and at the outside edge there is a yellow strip. Additionally there is a greenish strip at the outside edge.
The body is black, but the underside has some yellow stripes.
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Callicore aegina is a butterfly from the Neotropic (South America). The distribution extends from Colombia to Ecuador.
The first description of this butterfly was in 1861 by C. & R. Felder. There are no subspecies.
Protection provisions / Red List
- CITES: (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora):
-no entry- (as at 23.06.2005)
- EU regulation on trading with species of wild Fauna and Flora
-no entry- (as at 19.08.2005)
- IUCN Red List of threatened species:
-no entry- (as at 2004) (see: www.redlist.org/)
Similar and closely-related species
Callicore aegina C. & R. Felder 1861
Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree
- Kingdom: ANIMALIA
- Phylum: ARTHROPODA
- Class: INSECTA
- Order: LEPIDOPTERA
- Suborder: DITRYSIA
- Superfamily: PAPILIONOIDEA
- Family: NYMPHALIDAE
- Subfamily: BIBLIDINAE
- Tribe: CALLICORINI
- Genus: CALLICORE
- Specific name: AEGINA