Pyrrhogyra edocla

Pyrrhogyra edocla is a pretty butterfly from Neotropic ecozone (South America). The first description was in 1848 by Doubleday. The wingspan is about 5.0 – 6.0 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family NYMPHALIDAE. Pyrrhogyra edocla is black and white. The underside has red stripes.



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 Pyrrhogyra edocla. Pyrrhogyra edocla is a member of the family NYMPHALIDAE from Neotropic (South America).


Description

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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Distribution

Pyrrhogyra edocla is a butterfly from the Neotropic (South America). This butterfly can be found from Mexico to Brazil.


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

Larval food

Theaceae:

Sapindaceae:

General information

The first description of this butterfly was in 1848 by Doubleday. There are three subspecies.

Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

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Scientific name

Pyrrhogyra edocla Doubleday 1848


Other names

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Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

NEOTROPIC (South America)

 

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