Photos for easy identification
Here you can see some photos of Diaethria clymena. Diaethria clymena is a member of the
The forewings are black. At the wing tip there is a very thin and short blue stripe. The wing is dominated by a blue band.
The underside of Diaethria clymena is red, but the outer edge is black. The black outer edge contains two thin white stripes.
The hind wings of Diaethria clymena are black. At the back edge there is a blue band.
The underside is white. In the middle of the wing you can see two times the cipher eight. One of these ciphers is a little bit misshapen. At the outer edge there are three black lines. Next to the body there are also two black lines. Furthermore the wing leading edge is red.
The body is black, but the underside has some white stripes.
Sex differences: ---
Diaethria clymena is a butterfly from the Neotropic (South America). The distribution extends from Guatemala to Peru and Brazil.
- Trema lamarckianum
- Trema micranthum
The first description of this butterfly was in 1775 by Cramer. There are only two subspecies.
- Diaethria clymena janeira [Felder, 1862]
- Diaethria clymena peruviana [Geunée, 1872]
For the distinction in relation to other Diaethria species the following criteria can be used:
- Each cipher is isolated.
- The red from the wing leading edge overlaps one cipher.
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
Diaethria meridionalis Bates
Diaethria clymena Cramer 1775
Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree
- Kingdom: ANIMALIA
- Phylum: ARTHROPODA
- Class: INSECTA
- Order: LEPIDOPTERA
- Suborder: DITRYSIA
- Superfamily: PAPILIONOIDEA
- Family: NYMPHALIDAE
- Subfamily: BIBLIDINAE
- Tribe: CALLICORINI
- Genus: DIAETHRIA
- Specific name: CLYMENA