Hamadryas chloe

Hamadryas chloe is an impressive butterfly from Neotropic ecozone (South America). The first description was in 1787 by Stoll. The wingspan is about 6.0 – 7.0 cm. Hamadryas chloe is a member of the family NYMPHALIDAE. The butterfly is blue-black speckled. It has some red and white spots.



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 nice photos of Hamadryas chloe. Hamadryas chloe is a member of the family NYMPHALIDAE from Neotropic (South America).


Description

The forewings are blue and black speckled. Next to the wing leading edge are three red spots. The colour of these spots is very strong. In the front part of the wing are some white spots.
The underwing is brown and white speckled. Next to the wing leading edge are two red spots.

The hind wings of Hamadryas chloe are very similar to the forewings. But they have no white spots.
The underside is two-coloured. The inner part of the wing is grey. The other part of the wing is dark-brown. There are many red spots on the wing. Next to the margin is a chain of spots.

The body is black, but the underside ist grey.

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Distribution

Hamadryas chloe is a butterfly of the Neotropic ecozone (South America). The circulation area covers Venezuela, Colombia, Peru and Brazil.


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

Larval food

Spurge family (Euphorbiaceae)


General information

The first description of this butterfly was in 1787 by Stoll. There are only two subspecies.

Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

Hamadryas februa Hübner 1823  

Hamadryas feronia Linnaeus 1758  

Hamadryas fornax Hübner 1823 

Hamadryas guatemalena Bates 1864  


Scientific name

Hamadryas chloe Stoll 1787


Other names

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Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

NEOTROPIC (South America)

 

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