Paulogramma pyracmon

Paulogramma pyracmon is a very nice butterfly from Neotropic ecozone (South America). The first description was in 1824 by Godart. The wingspan is about 3.5 – 4.0 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family NYMPHALIDAE. Paulogramma pyracmon is black and red. The underside is very colourful.



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 Paulogramma pyracmon peristera. Paulogramma pyracmon is a member of the family NYMPHALIDAE from Neotropic (South America).


Description

The forewings are black. At the pinion there is a little, white spot. The wing is dominated by a big, red area.
The underside of Paulogramma pyracmon is black. The wing is dominated by a big, red area. There is a thin, blue stripe at the outer edge. At the pinion there is a broad, yellow stripe. There is a broad, blue strip at the wing leading edge.

The hind wings of Paulogramma pyracmon are black. The outer edge is a little bit wavy. There is a red area in the middle of wing. Afterwards there shines an area by violet structure color.
The underside is yellow. There are two black spots in the middle of wing. Each of these spots has two whitish and bluish cores. The outer edge is black. Next to the outer edge there is a black and blue stripe. Next to the body there are two black stripes.

The body is black, but the underside has some white or yellow stripes. 

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Distribution

Paulogramma pyracmon is a butterfly from the Neotropic (South America). The distribution extends from Colombia to Brazil.


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 1824 by Godart. There is only one subspecies.

Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

Callicore eunomia Hewitson 1853


Scientific name

Paulogramma pyracmon Godart 1824


Other names

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Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

NEOTROPIC (South America)

 

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