Eresia nauplius

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Eresia nauplius
Eresia nauplius nauplius MHNT dos.jpg
Dorsal view
Eresia nauplius nauplius MHNT ventre.jpg
Ventral view
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Eresia
Species: E. nauplius
Binomial name
Eresia nauplius
(Hewitson, 1852)[1]
  • Papilio nauplius Linnaeus, 1758
  • Phyciodes nauplia extensa Hall, 1929
  • Phyciodes nauplia plagiata Röber, 1913

Eresia nauplius, the Peruvian crescent or Nauplius crescent, is a butterfly of the Nymphalidae family. It was described by William Chapman Hewitson in 1852. It is found in most of the Amazon region. The habitat consists of forest edges with low vegetation, including river banks, forest clearings, glades and roadsides.

The wingspan is about 45 mm.[2] Adults feed on flower nectar and males have been observed imbibing moisture from sandbanks, river beds, drying pools or peccary wallows.[3]


  • Eresia nauplius nauplius (Guyanas, Brazil: Amazonas)
  • Eresia nauplius extensa (Hall, 1929) (Brazil: Mato Grosso, lower Rio Madeira)
  • Eresia nauplius plagiata (Röber, 1913) (Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador)


  1. ^ "Eresia Boisduval, [1836]" at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms
  2. ^ Parque Nacional Sangay (Ecuador)
  3. ^