Photos for easy identification
Here you can see some photos of Diaethria eluina. Diaethria eluina is a member of the
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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Diaethria eluina is a butterfly from the Neotropic (South America). The distribution extends from Peru to Bolivia and Brazil.
The first description of this butterfly was in 1852 by Hewitson. There is only one subspecies.
- Diaethria eluina lidwina [C. & R. Felder, 1862]
For the distinction in relation to other Diaethria species the following criteria can be used:
- The ciphers are associated.
- The red from the wing leading edge overlaps one cipher.
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
Diaethria meridionalis Bates
Diaethria eluina Hewitson 1852
Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree
- Kingdom: ANIMALIA
- Phylum: ARTHROPODA
- Class: INSECTA
- Order: LEPIDOPTERA
- Suborder: DITRYSIA
- Superfamily: PAPILIONOIDEA
- Family: NYMPHALIDAE
- Subfamily: BIBLIDINAE
- Tribe: CALLICORINI
- Genus: DIAETHRIA
- Specific name: ELUINA