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THE   NEOTROPIC   ECOZONE

(SOUTH  AMERICA)

Family Nymphalidae

 

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Dryas iulia (Julia, Fackel)

Dryas iulia, also called Julia or Fackel is a butterfly from Neotropic ecozone (South America). The first description was in 1775 by Fabricius. The wingspan is about 7.0 – 8.0 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family NYMPHALIDAE. Dryas iulia is orange. It has black wing tips.
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Agraulis vanillae (Gulf Fritillary, Vanillefalter)

Agraulis vanillae, also called Gulf Fritillary or Vanillefalter is a butterfly from Neotropic ecozone (South America). The first description was in 1758 by Linnaeus. The wingspan is about 6.5 – 7.5 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family NYMPHALIDAE. Agraulis vanillae is orange. It has black spots. On the underside there are many silvery spots.
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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.
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The following genera are members of the family Nymphalidae (brush-footed butterflies) and they are represented on this homepage.

 

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2008-02-10
Agraulis vanillae (Gulf Fritillary, Vanillefalter)

Agraulis vanillae, also called Gulf Fritillary or Vanillefalter is a butterfly from Neotropic ecozone (South America). The first description was in 1758 by Linnaeus. The wingspan is about 6.5 – 7.5 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family NYMPHALIDAE. Agraulis vanillae is orange. It has black spots. On the underside there are many silvery spots.

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2008-01-14
Callicore aegina

Callicore aegina is a beautiful butterfly from Neotropic ecozone (South America). The first description was in 1861 by C. & R. Felder. The wingspan is about 4.0 – 5.0 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family NYMPHALIDAE. Callicore aegina is black. It has a broad, orange band on its forewings. On the hind wings there is an area with blue structure colour. The underside is very colourful.

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2008-01-14
Callicore eunomia

Callicore eunomia is a pretty butterfly from Neotropic ecozone (South America). The first description was in 1853 by Hewitson. The wingspan is about 3.0 – 4.0 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family NYMPHALIDAE. Callicore eunomia is black. It has a broad, orange or red area on its forewings. On the hind wings there is an area with blue structure colour. The underside is very glorious.

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2008-01-14
Callicore hydaspes

Callicore hydaspes is a beautiful butterfly from Neotropic ecozone (South America). The first description was in 1782 by Drury. The wingspan is about 3.0 – 3.5 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family NYMPHALIDAE. Callicore hydaspes is black. It has a red band on its forewings. On the hind wings there is an area with blue structure colour.

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2008-01-14
Callicore hystaspes

Callicore hystaspes is a pretty butterfly from Neotropic ecozone (South America). The first description was in 1781 by Fabricius. The wingspan is about 3.0 – 4.0 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family NYMPHALIDAE. Callicore hystaspes is black. It has a broad, red band on its forewings. On each wing there is an area with blue structure colour. The underside is very glorious.

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2008-01-31
Diaethria clymena

Diaethria clymena is a butterfly from Neotropic ecozone (South America). The first description was in 1775 by Cramer. The wingspan is about 3.0 – 4.0 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family NYMPHALIDAE. Diaethria clymena is black. On each wing there is a blue band. The underside is red and white with black stripes.

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2008-01-31
Diaethria eluina

Diaethria eluina is a butterfly from Neotropic ecozone (South America). The first description was in 1852 by Hewitson. The wingspan is about 3.0 – 4.0 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family NYMPHALIDAE. Diaethria eluina is black. On each wing there is a blue band. The underside is red and white with black stripes.

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2008-02-10
Dryas iulia (Julia, Fackel)

Dryas iulia, also called Julia or Fackel is a butterfly from Neotropic ecozone (South America). The first description was in 1775 by Fabricius. The wingspan is about 7.0 – 8.0 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family NYMPHALIDAE. Dryas iulia is orange. It has black wing tips.

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2006-10-19
Hamadryas chloe

Hamadryas chloe is an impressive butterfly from Neotropic ecozone (South America). The first description was in 1787 by Stoll. The wingspan is about 6.0 – 7.0 cm. Hamadryas chloe is a member of the family NYMPHALIDAE. The butterfly is blue and black speckled. It has some red and white spots.

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2006-10-19
Hamadryas februa

Hamadryas februa is an inconspicuous butterfly of the Neotropic ecozone (South America). The first description was 1823 by Huebner. Wingspan is approximately 6,0 - 7,0 centimeters. Hamadryas februa is a member of the family NYMPHALIDAE. The butterfly is grey-white speckled.

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2006-10-19
Morpho aega

Morpho aega is a nice butterfly from Neotropic ecozone (South America). The first description was in 1822 by Hübner. With a wingspan of 10.0 – 12.0 cm Morpho aega is a big member of the family NYMPHALIDAE. The male is brilliant blue, because of the phenomenal microscopic structure of there scales. The female is unimposing and yellow and brown.

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2006-10-19
Morpho amphitrion

Morpho amphitrion is a big butterfly from Neotropic ecozone (South America). The first description was in 1887 by Staudinger. The wingspan is about 16.0 – 18.0 cm. Morpho amphitrion is a member of the family NYMPHALIDAE. The butterfly is dark-brown and has no blue structure colour.

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2006-10-19
Morpho anaxibia

Morpho anaxibia is a beautiuf butterfly from Neotropic ecozone (South America). The first description was in 1777 by Esper. With a wingspan of 14.0 – 16.0 cm Morpho anaxibia is a big member of the family NYMPHALIDAE. The brilliant blue depend on the phenomenal microscopic structure of the scales. The margine is broad and brown.

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2006-10-19
Morpho aurora

Morpho aurora is a light blue butterfly from Neotropic ecozone (South America). The first description was in 1847 by Westwood. With a wingspan of 9.0 – 11.0 cm Morpho aurora is a big member of the family NYMPHALIDAE. The male is brilliant blue, because of the phenomenal microscopic structure of there scales.

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2006-10-19
Morpho cisseis

Morpho cisseis is a dark butterfly from Neotropic ecozone (South America). The first description was in 1860 by C. & R. Felder. With a wingspan of 16.0 – 18.0 cm Morpho cisseis is a big member of the family NYMPHALIDAE. The brilliant blue depend on the phenomenal microscopic structure of the scales. The margine is broad and black.

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2006-10-19
Morpho cypris

Morpho cypris is a very charming butterfly from Neotropic ecozone (South America). The first description was in 1851 by Westwood. With a wingspan of 12.0 – 14.0 cm Morpho cypris is a big member of the family NYMPHALIDAE. Nearly all Morpho butterflies are blue, because of the phenomenal microscopic structure of there scales. Morpho cypris is a typical member of genus Morpho and also blue with white spots.

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2006-10-19
Morpho deidamia

Morpho deidamia, also called Morpho is a great butterfly from Neotropic ecozone (South America). The first description was in 1816 by Hübner. With a wingspan of 15.0 – 17.0 cm the Morpho is a big member of the family NYMPHALIDAE. This butterfly is black with broad iridescence blue bands on wing.

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2006-10-19
Morpho luna

Morpho luna is a butterfly from Neotropic ecozone (South America). The first description was in ??? by Butler. With a wingspan of 13.0 – 15.0 cm Morpho luna is a big member of the family NYMPHALIDAE. Morpho luna is an uncommon member of genus Morpho, because it has no brilliant blue scales. The butterfly is white with some black spots and eyes.

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2006-10-19
Morpho nestira

Morpho nestira is a very nice butterfly from Neotropic ecozone (South America). The first description was in ??? by Hübner. With a wingspan of 14.0 – 16.0 cm Morpho nestira is a big member of the family NYMPHALIDAE. This butterfly is nearly totally iridescence blue.

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2006-10-19
Morpho portis

Morpho portis is a nice butterfly from Neotropic ecozone (South America). The first description was in 1822 by Hübner. With a wingspan of 10.0 – 12.0 cm Morpho portis is a big member of the family NYMPHALIDAE. The male is brilliant blue, because of the phenomenal microscopic structure of there scales.

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2006-10-19
Morpho rhetenor (Blue Morpho)

Morpho rhetenor, also called Blue Morpho is a very beautiful butterfly from Neotropic ecozone (South America). The first description was in 1775 by Cramer. The wingspan is about 14.0 – 17.0 cm. Morpho rhetenor is a member of the family NYMPHALIDAE. Only the wings of the male are blue. They shines by phenomenal, blue structure colour. This butterfly has the most brilliant blue of all butterflies.

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2006-10-19
Morpho sulkowskyi

Morpho sulkowskyi is a butterfly from Neotropic ecozone (South America). The first description was in 1850 by Kollar. With a wingspan of 9.0 – 11.0 cm Morpho sulkowskyi is a big member of the family NYMPHALIDAE. The butterfly is predominantly white, but it has an iridescence blue on wings. This iridescence blue depend on the phenomenal microscopic structure of the scales.

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2008-01-30
Orophila cecidas

Orophila cecidas is a small butterfly from Neotropic ecozone (South America). The first description was in 1869 by Hewitson. The wingspan is about 3.5 – 4.0 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family NYMPHALIDAE. Orophila cecidas is black. On each wing there are some blue marks. The underside is red.

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2008-01-13
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.

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2008-02-14
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.

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2006-10-19
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.

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2006-10-19
Siproeta stelenes (Malachit, Bambuspage)

Siproeta stelenes, also called Malachit is a nice butterfly from Neotropic ecozone (South America). The first description was in 1758 by Linnaeus. With a wingspan of 8.0 – 9.0 cm Siproeta stelenes is a small member of the family NYMPHALIDAE. This butterfly is black and light green.

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