Hypolimnas antevorta

Hypolimnas antevorta is an impressive butterfly from Afrotopic ecozone (Africa). The first description was in 1879 by Distant. With a wingspan of 9.0 – 11.0 cm Hypolimnas antevorta is a small member of the family NYMPHALIDAE, but it is a big member of the genus Hypolimnas. The butterfly is black with white and blue bands and spots.


Photos for easy identification

Photo © by Thomas Neubauer
Photo © by Thomas Neubauer
Photo © by Thomas Neubauer
Photo © by Thomas Neubauer

These are nice photos of Hypolimnas antevorta. Hypolimnas antevorta is a member of the family NYMPHALIDAE from Afrotropic ecozone (Africa).


Description

The forewings are black. At the margin there are a chain of short white stripes and a chain of white spots. There is a white and a blue band on wing.
The underside is brown. All white stripes, spots and bands from upside are also there.

The hind wings are black. The margin is ridged. At the margin there is a chain of short white stripes. In the middle of wing there is a blue band.
The underside is brown. At the margin there are many short white strips. In the middle of wing there is a small white band.

The body is brown, but the upside is black.

Sex differences: None.


Macro photographs

Photo © by Thomas Neubauer; 20.08.2006, macro photograph of Hypolimnas antevorta (upside)
Photo © by Thomas Neubauer; 20.08.2006, macro photograph of Hypolimnas antevorta (upside)
Photo © by Thomas Neubauer; 20.08.2006, macro photograph of Hypolimnas antevorta (upside)
Photo © by Thomas Neubauer; 20.08.2006, macro photograph of Hypolimnas antevorta (upside)
Photo © by Thomas Neubauer; 20.08.2006, macro photograph of Hypolimnas antevorta (underside)
Photo © by Thomas Neubauer; 20.08.2006, macro photograph of Hypolimnas antevorta (underside)

Here you can see some macro photographs of Hypolimnas antevorta.


Distribution

Hypolimnas antevorta is a butterfly of the Afrotropic ecozone (Africa). The distribution include Uganda,Tanzania and Democratic Republic of the Congo.


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

Larval food / Foodplants

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General information

The first description of this butterfly was in 1879 by Distant. There are no subspecies.


Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

Hypolimnas bolina [Linnaeus, 1758] (Great Eggfly, Große Eierfliege) AUSTRALASIA / INDOMALAYA

Hypolimnas dexithea [Hewitson, 1863]  

Hypolimnas salmacis [Druce, 1773] (Blue Diadem, Blaues Diadem)


Scientific name

Hypolimnas antevorta Distant 1879


Synonym

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Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

AFROTROPIC (Africa)

 

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