Siproeta epaphus (Schokoladenfalter)
Photos for easy identification
The forewings are two coloured. Nearby the body the wing is dark brown an the pinion is light brown. Between these two tints there is a white line. The margin is ridged. There are some little bluish spots in the dark brown area.
The underside is dark brown. The white line and the bluish spots from upside are also there.
The hind wings are dark brown and have little tails. The margin is ridged. There is a white line on wing.
The underside is a cpoy from upside, but there is a secone line in light brown.
The body is black.
Sex differences: ---
Here you can see some macro photographs of Siproeta epaphus.
The first description of this butterfly was in 1813 by Latreille. There are only two subspecies.
- Siproeta epaphus gadoui [Masters, 1967]
- Siproeta epaphus trayja [Hübner, 1823]
Here you can see the subspecies Siproeta epaphus trayja. It is from Brazil.
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
Siproeta epaphus Latreille 1813
Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree
- Kingdom: ANIMALIA
- Phylum: ARTHROPODA
- Class: INSECTA
- Order: LEPIDOPTERA
- Suborder: DITRYSIA
- Superfamily: PAPILIONOIDEA
- Family: NYMPHALIDAE
- Subfamily: NYMPHALINAE
- Tribe: VICTORINI
- Subtribe: ---
- Genus: SIPROETA
- Specific name: EPAPHUS