Photos for easy identification
Here you can see some photos of Orophila cecidas. Orophila cecidas is a member of the
The forewings are black. The outer edge is very wavy or frayed. In the wing tip there is a little, light-blue spot. In the middle of the wing there are three dark-blue spots. Next to the body there are two dark-blue stripes.
The underside of Orophila cecidas is brown. The wing is dominated by a big, red area. Next to this red area there is a black band, which contains one white spot at the wing leading edge.
The hind wings of Orophila cecidas are black. The outer edge is a little bit wavy. At the outer edge there is a chain of light-blue spots.
The underside is beige or grey. At the outer edge there is a thin, red sinus-line. Next to the body there is a vague, red mark.
The body is black, but the underside is beige or grey.
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Orophila cecidas is a butterfly from the Neotropic (South America). The distribution extends from Colombia to Ecuador and Peru.
The first description of this butterfly was in 1869 by Hewitson. There are no subspecies.
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
Orophila cecidas Hewitson 1869
Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree
- Kingdom: ANIMALIA
- Phylum: ARTHROPODA
- Class: INSECTA
- Order: LEPIDOPTERA
- Suborder: DITRYSIA
- Superfamily: PAPILIONOIDEA
- Family: NYMPHALIDAE
- Subfamily: BIBLIDINAE
- Tribe: CALLICORINI
- Genus: OROPHILA
- Specific name: CECIDAS