Orophila cecidas

Orophila cecidas is a small butterfly from Neotropic ecozone (South America). The first description was in 1869 by Hewitson. The wingspan is about 3.5 – 4.0 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family NYMPHALIDAE. Orophila cecidas is black. On each wing there are some blue marks. The underside is red.




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 photos of Orophila cecidas. Orophila cecidas is a member of the family NYMPHALIDAE from Neotropic (South America).


Description

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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Distribution

Orophila cecidas is a butterfly from the Neotropic (South America). The distribution extends from Colombia to Ecuador and Peru.


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

Larval food

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General information

The first description of this butterfly was in 1869 by Hewitson. There are no subspecies.


Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

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Scientific name

Orophila cecidas Hewitson 1869


Other names

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Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

NEOTROPIC (South America)

 

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