Callicore eunomia

Callicore eunomia is a pretty butterfly from Neotropic ecozone (South America). The first description was in 1853 by Hewitson. The wingspan is about 3.0 – 4.0 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family NYMPHALIDAE. Callicore eunomia is black. It has a broad, orange or red area on its forewings. On the hind wings there is an area with blue structure colour. The underside is very glorious.




Photos for easy identification

Photo © by Thomas Neubauer; from assortment of Dr. Hildegard Winkler specialty shop of entomology (see links)
Photo © by Thomas Neubauer; from assortment of Dr. Hildegard Winkler specialty shop of entomology (see links)
Photo © by Thomas Neubauer; from assortment of Dr. Hildegard Winkler specialty shop of entomology (see links)
Photo © by Thomas Neubauer; from assortment of Dr. Hildegard Winkler specialty shop of entomology (see links)

Here you can see some photos of Callicore eunomia. Callicore eunomia is a member of the family NYMPHALIDAE from Neotropic (South America).


Description

The forewings are black. In the wing tip there is a little, yellow spot. The inner half of the wing is dominated by a big, orange or red area.
The underside of Callicore eunomia is black. The inner half of the wing is dominated by a big, orange or red area. There is a thin, blue stripe at the outer edge. In the wing tip there is a yellow stripe. There is a blue strip at the wing leading edge.

The hind wings of Callicore eunomia are black. The outer edge is a little bit wavy. In the front part of wing there is a small, blue point. At the back edge there shines a band by blue structure colour.
The underside is black. In the middle of the wing you can see the cipher eight. This cipher contains three bluish-white spots. The cipher is surrounded by a yellow line. Next to the body and at the outer edge there are also a yellow line. Furthermore there is a blue band at the outer edge. There is a orange or red spot at the wing leading edge.

The body is black, but the underside has some yellow stripes. 

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Distribution

Callicore eunomia is a butterfly from the Neotropic (South America). The distribution extends from Venezuela to Ecuador and Peru.


This world map shows the ecozones in which this butterfly is distributed.

Larval food

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General information

The first description of this butterfly was in 1853 by Hewitson. There are no subspecies.


Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

Callicore hystaspes Fabricius 1781 

Paulogramma pyracmon Godart 1824  


Scientific name

Callicore eunomia Hewitson 1853


Other names

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Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

NEOTROPIC (South America)

 

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