Diaethria clymena

Diaethria clymena is a butterfly from Neotropic ecozone (South America). The first description was in 1775 by Cramer. The wingspan is about 3.0 – 4.0 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family NYMPHALIDAE. Diaethria clymena is black. On each wing there is a blue band. The underside is red and white with black stripes.



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 Diaethria clymena. Diaethria clymena is a member of the family NYMPHALIDAE from Neotropic (South America).


Description

The forewings are black. At the wing tip there is a very thin and short blue stripe. The wing is dominated by a blue band.
The underside of Diaethria clymena is red, but the outer edge is black. The black outer edge contains two thin white stripes.

The hind wings of Diaethria clymena are black.  At the back edge there is a blue band.
The underside is white. In the middle of the wing you can see two times the cipher eight. One of these ciphers is a little bit misshapen. At the outer edge there are three black lines.  Next to the body there are also two black lines. Furthermore the wing leading edge is red.

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

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Distribution

Diaethria clymena is a butterfly from the Neotropic (South America). The distribution extends from Guatemala to Peru and Brazil.


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

Larval food

Ulmaceae:

Sterculiaceae:

General information

The first description of this butterfly was in 1775 by Cramer. There are only two subspecies.

For the distinction in relation to other Diaethria species the following criteria can be used:

Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

Diaethria eluina Hewitson 1852 

Diaethria meridionalis Bates  


Scientific name

Diaethria clymena Cramer 1775 


Other names

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Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

NEOTROPIC (South America)

 

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