Siproeta epaphus (Schokoladenfalter)

Siproeta epaphus, also called Schokoladenfalter is a colourful butterfly from Neotropic ecozone (South America). The first description was in 1813 by Latreille. With a wingspan of 7.5 – 8.5 cm Siproeta epaphus is a small member of the family NYMPHALIDAE. This butterfly is dark brown, light brown and white.



Photos for easy identification

Photo © by Thomas Neubauer
Photo © by Thomas Neubauer
Photo © by Thomas Neubauer
Photo © by Thomas Neubauer

These are nice photos of Siproeta epaphus (Schokoladenfalter). Siproeta epaphus is a member of the family NYMPHALIDAE from Neotropic ecozone (South America).


Description

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: ---


Macro photographs

Photo © by Thomas Neubauer; 07.10.2006, macro photograph of Siproeta epaphus (Oberseite)
Photo © by Thomas Neubauer; 07.10.2006, macro photograph of Siproeta epaphus (Oberseite)
Photo © by Thomas Neubauer; 07.10.2006, macro photograph of Siproeta epaphus (Oberseite)
Photo © by Thomas Neubauer; 07.10.2006, macro photograph of Siproeta epaphus (Oberseite)

Here you can see some macro photographs of Siproeta epaphus.


Distribution

Siproeta epaphus is a butterfly of the Neotropic ecozone (South America). The distribution extend from Mexico to Suriname, Argentina and Chile.


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

Larval food

Ruellia, Blechum


General information

The first description of this butterfly was in 1813 by Latreille. There are only two subspecies.




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 the subspecies Siproeta epaphus trayja. It is from Brazil.


Photo © by Christine Ströhlein Idea Dschungelparadies (www.dschungelparadies.de)

Here you can see Siproeta epaphus alive.


Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

Siproeta stelenes [Linnaeus, 1758] (Malachit)   


Scientific name

Siproeta epaphus Latreille 1813


Synonym

Schokoladenfalter


Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

NEOTROPIC (South America)

 

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