Stibochiona nicea (Popinjay)
Photos for easy identification
The forewings are dark brown. At the margin there are two chains of little white spots.
The underside is a copy of upside, but there are also some little white spots in the middle of wing.
The hind wings are dark brown and have no tails. The margin is blue and white and contain a chain of black spots.
The underside is dark brown. The margin is white. In the middle of wing there are two chains of little white spots.
The body is dark brown
Sex differences: None
The first description of this butterfly was in 1846 by Gray. There is only one subspecies.
- Stibochiona nicea subucula [Fruhstorfer, 1898]
Protection provisions / Red List
- CITES: (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora):
-no entry- (as at 14.06.2006)
- 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
Stibochiona nicea Gray 1846
Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree
- Kingdom: ANIMALIA
- Phylum: ARTHROPODA
- Class: INSECTA
- Order: LEPIDOPTERA
- Suborder: DITRYSIA
- Superfamily: PAPILIONOIDEA
- Family: NYMPHALIDAE
- Subfamilie: CYRESTINAE
- Tribe: PSEUDERGOLINI
- Genus: STIBOCHIONA
- Specific name: NICEA