Agrias amydon

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Agrias amydon
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A. a. frontina
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Agrias
Species: A. amydon
Binomial name
Agrias amydon
Hewitson, [1854]
Synonyms
  • Agrias phalcidon Hewitson, 1855
  • Agrias pericles Bates, 1860
  • Agrias anaxagoras Staudinger, 1886
  • Agrias eleonora Fruhstorfer, 1895
  • Agrias mapiri Fassl, 1913

Agrias amydon, the Amydon agrias or white-spotted agrias, is a butterfly of the family Nymphalidae. It is found from Mexico, south through Central America to South America.

The larvae feed on Erythroxylum species including E. havanense.

Subspecies[edit]

  • A. a. amydon (Colombia)
  • A. a. phalcidon (Brazil)
  • A. a. zenodorus (Ecuador, northern Peru)
  • A. a. amydonius (Peru (Loreto, Iquitos), Brazil (Amazonas), Colombia)
  • A. a. boliviensis (Bolivia (Yungas), Peru)
  • A. a. bogotana (western Venezuela to north-eastern Colombia)
  • A. a. frontina (north-western Ecuador (Rio Mira), western Colombia)
  • A. a. ferdinandi (Brazil (Mato Grosso, Minas Gerais, Goiás, Bahia, Pernambuco), Bolivia)
  • A. a. aurantiaca (Brazil (Pará, Amazonas), Surinam, south-western Venezuela)
  • A. a. aristoxenus (Peru, Bolivia)
  • A. a. excelsior (Brazil (Amazonas))
  • A. a. uniformis (Brazil (Roraima), southern Venezuela)
  • A. a. rubella (Brazil (Amazonas))
  • A. a. oaxacata (Mexico (Oaxaca))
  • A. a. smalli (Panama)
  • A. a. philatelica (Mexico (Chiapas), Costa Rica)
  • A. a. lacandona (Mexico)

There is also an undescribed subspecies from Venezuela.