Callicore hystaspes is a pretty . 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
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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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Callicore hystaspes is a butterfly from the Neotropic (South America). The distribution extends from Venezuela to Ecuador.
The first description of this butterfly was in 1781 by Fabricius. There are only one subspecies.
- Callicore hystaspes zelphanta [Hewitson, 1858]
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/)
Similar and closely-related species
Callicore hystaspes Fabricius 1781
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: HYSTASPES