Photos for easy identification
Here you can see some photos of Pyrrhogyra edocla. Pyrrhogyra edocla is a member of the
The fore wings are black. In the wing tip there is a little, white spot. In the rear part of the wing there is a broad, white area. Between these white marks there is another big white spot.
The underside of Pyrrhogyra edocla is nearly a copy from upside, but all white markings are red-bordered. The wing tip and the outer edge are grey.
The hind wings of Pyrrhogyra edocla are white. The outer edge is wavy and black. The outer edge contains one red spot.
The underside is nearly a copy from upside, but there is a red Stripe at the outer edge. The outer edge is grey. There is a short red strip at the wing leading edge.
The body is black, but the underside is white.
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Pyrrhogyra edocla is a butterfly from the Neotropic (South America). This butterfly can be found from Mexico to Brazil.
- Camellia sinensis
The first description of this butterfly was in 1848 by Doubleday. There are three subspecies.
- Pyrrhogyra edocla aenaria [Fruhstorfer, 1908]
- Pyrrhogyra edocla anthele [Fruhstorfer, 1908]
- Pyrrhogyra edocla cuparina [Bates, 1865]
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
Pyrrhogyra edocla Doubleday 1848
Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree
- Kingdom: ANIMALIA
- Phylum: ARTHROPODA
- Class: INSECTA
- Order: LEPIDOPTERA
- Suborder: DITRYSIA
- Superfamily: PAPILIONOIDEA
- Family: NYMPHALIDAE
- Subfamily: BIBLIDINAE
- Tribe: EPIPHILINI
- Genus: PYRRHOGYRA
- Specific name: EDOCLA