Hamadryas februa

Hamadryas februa is an inconspicuous butterfly of the Neotropic ecozone (South America). The first description was 1823 by Huebner. Wingspan is approximately 6,0 - 7,0 centimeters. Hamadryas februa is a member of the family NYMPHALIDAE. The butterfly is grey-white speckled.



Photos for easy identification

Photo © by Norbert Ulmann (noulma@hotmail.com)
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 februa. Hamadryas februa is a member of the family NYMPHALIDAE from Neotropic (South America).


Description

The forewings are blue-black speckled. Next to the margin is a chain of little spots.
The underwing is brown-white speckled. 

The hind wings of Hamadryas februa are very similar to the forewings. But theyare darker. At margin is a chain of spots.
The underside is white. In the middle of wing and at margin is a black line. Between these lines is a chain of eyes.

The body is grey, but the underside ist white.

Sex differences: None.


Distribution

Hamadryas februa is a butterfly of the Neotropic ecozone (South America). The circulation area extend from Mexico to Colombia and Brazil. You can find Hamadryas februa also on the Caribbean islands.


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

Larval food

Euphorbiaceae:

General information

The first description of this butterfly was in 1823 by Hübner. There are only two subspecies.

Photo © by Thomas Neubauer; 28.06.2006, La Serre aux Papillon, Paris

Here you can see Hamadryas februa alive.


Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

Hamadryas feronia Linnaeus 1758   


Scientific name

Hamadryas februa Hübner 1823


Other names

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Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

NEOTROPIC (South America)

 

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