Diaethria eluina

Diaethria eluina is a butterfly from Neotropic ecozone (South America). The first description was in 1852 by Hewitson. The wingspan is about 3.0 – 4.0 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family NYMPHALIDAE. Diaethria eluina 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 eluina. Diaethria eluina 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 eluina is red, but the outer edge is black. The black area contains two thin white stripes.

The hind wings of Diaethria eluina 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. The ciphers are associated. 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 eluina is a butterfly from the Neotropic (South America). The distribution extends from Peru to Bolivia and Brazil.


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 1852 by Hewitson. There is only one 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 clymena Cramer 1775 

Diaethria meridionalis Bates  


Scientific name

Diaethria eluina Hewitson 1852


Other names

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Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

NEOTROPIC (South America)

 

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