Childrena childreni (Large Silverstripe, Großer Silberstrich)
Childrena childreni, also called Large Silverstripe or Großer Silberstrich is a high-contrast . The first description was in 1831 by Gray. With a wingspan of 8.0 – 9.0 cm the Large Silverstripe is a small member of the family NYMPHALIDAE. The butterfly is orange, grey and green with black spots and many silverstrips.
Photos for easy identification
The forewings are brown. The margin is black. At the margin there are two chains of black spots. At the wing leading edge there are some short black stripes. In the middle of wing there are some black spots.
The underside is orange and reddish. The black spots and stripes from upside are also there, but the pinion is different. The pinion is green like an olive and contain two short silver stripes.
The hind wings are brown and have no tails. The margin is bluish and gray and ridged. At the margin there are two chains of black spots. In the middle of wing there are some little black spots.
The underside is green like an olive. The margin is silver. There are many great silver stripes on wing.
The body is brown, but the underside is whitish.
Sex differences: None
The first description of this butterfly was in 1831 by Gray. There are two subspecies.
- Childrena childreni caesarea [Fruhstorfer]
- Childrena childreni sakontala [Kollar]
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
Childrena childreni Gray 1831
Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree
- Kingdom: ANIMALIA
- Phylum: ARTHROPODA
- Class: INSECTA
- Order: LEPIDOPTERA
- Suborder: DITRYSIA
- Superfamily: PAPILIONOIDEA
- Family: NYMPHALIDAE
- Subfamilie: HELICONIINAE
- Tribe: ARGYNNINI
- Genus: CHILDRENA
- Specific name: CHILDRENI