Anartia amathea

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Anartia amathea
Scarlet peacock (Anartia amathea) male.JPG
male, Tobago
Scarlet peacock (Anartia amalthea) female.jpg
female, Trinidad
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Anartia
Species: A. amathea
Binomial name
Anartia amathea
(Linnaeus, 1758)

Anartia amathea (brown peacock or scarlet peacock) is a species of nymphalid butterfly, found primarily in South America. The type locality is probably Suriname, and the species is found from Panama to Argentina; Grenada, Barbados, Antigua. It is reported as common in Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, the Brazilian highlands, the eastern Amazon, the Guianas, Venezuela, and Panama, as well as Trinidad and other Caribbean islands. North American records are either in error or refer to strays.[1]

Larval host plants are mostly undetermined, but these include the families Acanthaceae and Labiatae.


  1. ^ "Anartia amathea" (PDF). Online Guide to the Animals of Trinidad and Tobago. pp. 1–6. Retrieved December 24, 2013. 

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