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.



Photos for easy identification

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 some photos of Callicore hystaspes. Callicore hystaspes is a member of the family NYMPHALIDAE from Neotropic (South America).


Description

The forewings are black. At the wing tip there is a little, yellow spot. The wing is dominated by a broad, red band. Next to the body there is an area with blue structure colour.
The underside of Callicore hystaspes is black. There is a thin, blue stripe at the outer edge. In the wing tip there is a yellow stripe. The wing is dominated by a broad, red band. Next to the body there is a beige area.

The hind wings of Callicore hystaspes are black. The outer edge is a little bit wavy. At the back edge there shines a big area by blue structure colour.
The underside is beige or yellow. In the middle of the wing you can see the cipher eight. This cipher contains three bluish-white spots. The cipher is surrounded by a black line. Next to the body and at the outer edge there are also a black line. Furthermore there is a blue line at the outer edge. There is a red spot at the wing leading edge.

The body is black, but the underside has some yellow stripes. 

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Distribution

Callicore hystaspes is a butterfly from the Neotropic (South America). The distribution extends from Venezuela to Ecuador.


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

Larval food

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General information

The first description of this butterfly was in 1781 by Fabricius. There are only one subspecies.

Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

Callicore eunomia Hewitson 1853


Scientific name

Callicore hystaspes Fabricius 1781


Other names

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Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

NEOTROPIC (South America)

 

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