Enispe euthymius

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Red caliph
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Enispe
Species: E. euthymius
Binomial name
Enispe euthymius
(Doubleday, 1845)

Enispe euthymius, the red caliph, is a species of nymphalid butterfly found in Southeast Asia.

Description[edit]

The upperside of both males and females is a rich ochraceous orange. The forewing has a spot along the upper portion of the discocellulars, two fine lunate spots beyond, an erect series of four discal spots, a subterminal zigzag narrow band, the apical portion of the costa, the apex and the terminal margin broadly black. Hindwing: a discal irregular transversely elongate suffused mark and two series of lunular continuous marks beyond black; termen narrowly fuscous. Underside rich bright ochraceous; a broad transverse band across both wings from costa of forewing to the tornus of the hindwing slightly darker ochraceous, defined inwardly by an irregular sinuous and broken, and outwardly by a straighter complete ferruginous line; some ferruginous spots at the bases of the wings, and on the hindwing a discal series of three or four minute dark ocelli, the lowest white centred; outer halves of both forewing and hindwing uniform, the black markings of the upperside showing faintly through. Antennae, head, thorax and abdomen bright ochraceous.[1]

It is found in Sikkim, Assam and Myanmar.

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