Callicore eunomia is a pretty . 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
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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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Callicore eunomia is a butterfly from the Neotropic (South America). The distribution extends from Venezuela to Ecuador and Peru.
The first description of this butterfly was in 1853 by Hewitson. 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 eunomia Hewitson 1853
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: EUNOMIA