Hypothyris euclea (Godart, 1819)

Common Name:
Euclea Tigerwing

Heliconia euclea (Godart, 1819)

Natural History:

About 21 subspecies are described, with recorded occurrence in all Amazonian countries (Lamas, 2004). This species is observed flying  in understory and canopy, but the varied pattern of colors makes it difficult to fast identification. The capture by traps baited with alcaloids plant Heliotropum (Boraginaceae), reveals greater abundance in the understory and on months of lower rainfall (Araújo, 2006).

Bolivia; Brasil; Colombia; Costa Rica; Ecuador; Panamá; Perú; Venezuela
Feeding Adult:

Adults feed on flowers of Eupatorium (Asteraceae)

Feeding Caterpillars:

These species plants are recorded in Brazil according to (Beccaloni et al. 2008).

Solanaceae: Solanum asperum, Solanum granuloso-leprosum, Solanum mauritianum, Solanum rugosum, Solanum stramoniifolium.

transparent, orange, black
forest, forest edge
Lamas G. (2004):
Atlas of neotropical Lepidoptera - Checklist: Part 4A Hesperioidea - Papilionoidea. Book.: 1-439
Beccaloni G.W, Viloria A.L., Hall S.K., Robinson G.S. (2008):
Catalogue of the hostplants of the Neotropical butterflies. Book., London, S.E.A., Ribes, CYTED, Natural History Museum, IVIC: 1-536
Araujo I.S. (2006):
Estrutura e influência da sazonalidade na comunidade de borboletas da subfamília Ithomiinae (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) na Estacao Científica Ferreira Penna, Melgaco, Pará. Dissertation., Belem: 1-48
Hypothyris euclea dorsal

From dorsal

Specimen deposited in the Collection of Invertebrates INPA, Manaus, Amazonas

hypothyris euclea ventral

From ventral

Specimen deposited in the Collection of Invertebrates INPA, Manaus, Amazonas