Photos for easy identification
Here you can see some nice photos of Hamadryas chloe. Hamadryas chloe is a member of the
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.
Sex differences: ---
Hamadryas chloe is a butterfly of the Neotropic ecozone (South America). The circulation area covers Venezuela, Colombia, Peru and Brazil.
Spurge family (Euphorbiaceae)
The first description of this butterfly was in 1787 by Stoll. There are only two subspecies.
- Hamadryas chloe daphnis [Staudinger, 1886]
- Hamadryas chloe obidona [Fruhstorfer, 1914]
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
Hamadryas feronia Linnaeus 1758
Hamadryas fornax Hübner 1823
Hamadryas guatemalena Bates 1864
Hamadryas chloe Stoll 1787
Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree
- Kingdom: ANIMALIA
- Phylum: ARTHROPODA
- Class: INSECTA
- Order: LEPIDOPTERA
- Suborder: DITRYSIA
- Superfamily: PAPILIONOIDEA
- Family: NYMPHALIDAE
- Subfamily: BIBLIDINAE
- Tribe: AGERONIINI
- Genus: HAMADRYAS
- Specific name: CHLOE