Agrias claudina (Godart [1824])

Common Name:
Claudina Agrias
Synonyms:

Nymphalis claudina

There is polymorphism and various subspecies are recognized.

Agrias syn.n Prepona (see Ortiz-Acevedo & Willmott, 2013)

Natural History:

Agrias claudina show polymorphism and at Neotropics are recognized eight subspecies (Lamas, 2004). Can be observed in the canopy and understory of tropical forests.

In other regions of Brazil where the fauna is better known, there are some species of Agrias considered threatened.

Distribution:
Brazil: Amazonas, Mato Grosso, Pará; Ecuador; French Guiana; Venezuela
Feeding Adult:

Adults feed on rotten fruits

Feeding Caterpillars:

Host plants presented by Casagrande & Mielke (1997) for some subspecies of Agrias claudina:

Quiinaceae: Quiina glaziovii

Ochnaceae: Ouratea parviflora

Chrysobalanaceae: Hirtella hebeclada, Hirtella gracilipes (compiled by Beccaloni et al. 2008).

Humiriaceae: Vantanea compacta  

Chrysobalanaceae: Hirtella gracilipes 

Erythroxylaceae: Erythroxyhim anguifugum, Erythroxyhim simonisErythroxylum barbatum.

Color:
black, blue, red, yellow
Habitat:
forest
Publications:
Ortiz-Acevedo E., Willmott K.R. (2013):
Molecular systematics of the butterfly tribe Preponini (Nymphalidae: Charaxinae). Systematic Entomology. 38: 440-449
Casagrande M.M., Mielke O.H.H. (1997):
Plantas hospedeiras das espécies de Agrias Doubleday (Lepidoptera, Nymphalidae, Charaxinae). Revta. bras. Zool.. 14(3): 771-772
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
agrias claudina jb

Female in dorsal view

Jardim Botânico Adolpho Ducke, Manaus, Amazonas

Agrias claudina dorsal

Male, from dorsal

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

Agrias claudina ventral

Male, from ventral

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

agrias claudina female dorsal

Female, from dorsal

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