Photos for easy identification
The forewings are black. The wing is dominated by a narrow red band.
The underside of Callicore hydaspes is dark-brown. The wing is dominated by a narrow red band. In the wing tip there is a yellow stripe.
The hind wings of Callicore hydaspes are black. The outer edge is a little bit wavy. Next to the body shines an area by blue structure colour.
The underside is dark-brown. In the middle of the wing are four whitish or yellow spots. These spots are surrounded by a not closed, yellow ring. Near the body and at the outside edge there is a yellow strip. In the rear part of the wing there are three tiny white spots.
The body is black, but the underside has some yellow stripes.
Sex differences: ---
Callicore hydaspes is a butterfly from the Neotropic (South America). It is an endemic butterfly from Brazil.
The first description of this butterfly was in 1782 by Drury. There are no subspecies.
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/)
Callicore hydaspes Drury 1782
Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree
- Kingdom: ANIMALIA
- Phylum: ARTHROPODA
- Class: INSECTA
- Order: LEPIDOPTERA
- Suborder: DITRYSIA
- Superfamily: PAPILIONOIDEA
- Family: NYMPHALIDAE
- Subfamily: BIBLIDINAE
- Tribe: CALLICORINI
- Genus: CALLICORE
- Specific name: HYDASPES