Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda (Jointed Legged Animals)
Class: Insecta (head, usually with two antennae. The thorax, has six legs and usually four wings. The abdomen, is used for breathing and reproduction.)
Order: Lepidoptera (most butterflies and moths)
Family: Nymphalidae (Brush-footed Butterflies)
Subfamily: Brassolidae (owl butterflies and relatives)

Genus/species: Eryphanis automedon

GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS: In males the dorsal sides of the wings show night blue iridescent patches, with well-defined borders separating the non-iridescent sections. (see The bottom side or Ventral sides vary from faded brown to caramel color, with eyespots.

wing underside


DISTRIBUTION/HABITAT: E. automedon is present from Venezuela to the Guiana’s and Brazil and from Colombia to Paraguay, Found in rainforest and humid deciduous forest,

emerging from the chrysalis



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