Polygrapha xenocrathes (Westwood, 1850)

Common Name:
Xenocrates Leafwing
Synonyms:

Paphia xenocrates (Westwood, 1850)

Natural History:

There are recorded vier species of Polygrapha at Neotropics. Polygrapha xenocrathes has three subspecies (Lamas, 2004). This species  inhabit the canopy, but with rare occurrence in central Amazonia.

Distribution:
Bolivia; Brazil; Colombia; French Guiana
Color:
black, blue, brown, orange
Habitat:
forest
Publications:
Lamas G. (2004):
Atlas of neotropical Lepidoptera - Checklist: Part 4A Hesperioidea - Papilionoidea. Book.: 1-439
Polygrapha xenocrathes male dorsal

Male, from dorsal

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

Polygrapha xenocrathes male ventral

Male, from ventral

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

Polygrapha xenocrathes female

Female, from dorsal

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