Hamadryas februa is an inconspicuous butterfly of the Neotropic ecozone (South America). The first description was 1823 by Huebner. Wingspan is approximately 6,0 - 7,0 centimeters. Hamadryas februa is a member of the family NYMPHALIDAE. The butterfly is grey-white speckled.
Photos for easy identification
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The forewings are blue-black speckled. Next to the margin is a chain of little spots.
The underwing is brown-white speckled.
The hind wings of Hamadryas februa are very similar to the forewings. But theyare darker. At margin is a chain of spots.
The underside is white. In the middle of wing and at margin is a black line. Between these lines is a chain of eyes.
The body is grey, but the underside ist white.
Sex differences: None.
Hamadryas februa is a butterfly of the Neotropic ecozone (South America). The circulation area extend from Mexico to Colombia and Brazil. You can find Hamadryas februa also on the Caribbean islands.
- Dalechampia heteromorpha
- Dalechampia scandens
- Dalechampia tiliifolia
- Dalechampia triphylla
- Tragia volubilis
The first description of this butterfly was in 1823 by Hübner. There are only two subspecies.
- Hamadryas februa ferentina [Godart, 1824]
- Hamadryas februa gudula [Fruhstorfer, 1916]
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
Hamadryas feronia Linnaeus 1758
Hamadryas februa Hübner 1823
Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree
- Kingdom: ANIMALIA
- Phylum: ARTHROPODA
- Class: INSECTA
- Order: LEPIDOPTERA
- Suborder: DITRYSIA
- Superfamily: PAPILIONOIDEA
- Family: NYMPHALIDAE
- Subfamily: BIBLIDINAE
- Tribe: AGERONIINI
- Genus: HAMADRYAS
- Specific name: FEBRUA