Batesia (butterfly)

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Batesia
Batesia hypochlora.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Batesia
C. & R. Felder, 1862
Species: B. hypochlora
Binomial name
Batesia hypochlora
C. & R. Felder, 1862[1]
Synonyms
  • Batesia hemichrysa Salvin & Godman, 1868
  • Batesia hypochlora chrysocantha Fruhstorfer, 1915

Batesia is a genus of butterfly of the Nymphalidae family containing only one species, the Painted Beauty (Batesia hypochlora). It is found in the upper Amazon areas of Brazil, Ecuador and Peru.

The wingspan is 85-95 mm.[2] The underside of the hindwings is yellow, varying in tone from pale cream to deep saffron depending on locality.[3]

Subspecies[edit]

  • Batesia hypochlora hypochlora (Peru)
  • Batesia hypochlora hypoxantha Salvin & Godman, 1868 (Peru, Ecuador)

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