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Numberwing butterfly - Callicore Hübner

Callicore sp.


Only a fallen wing on the forest floor. Size: Approximately 4 cm Photos from the both sides of the wing.


Amazon rain forest, Carajas National Forest, Para, Brasil.

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Numberwing butterfly
Callicore Hübner Callicore Hübner, 1819 - Checklist View

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SukanyaDatta 7 years ago

The taxonomy is not clear to me either. I do not know also why Hubner is spelt with a capital H. There are many helpful and knowledgeable people on PN...I am sure they will help. I look forward to learning more. Thank you AJ Arruda.

AJ Arruda
AJ Arruda 7 years ago

And I found the photo on the other side of the same wing, that might help in the identification.

AJ Arruda
AJ Arruda 7 years ago

Thanks @SukanyaDatta for the help! The taxonomy of this genus seems not to be easy. When I photographed this wing on the forest floor I had the impression that it was a complete wing, but seeing the images of the wings in this genus I'm not sure about it anymore.

SukanyaDatta 7 years ago

The taxonomy seems a little strange to me because it says, "TAXONOMIC STATUS.genus of unknown status."
I hope some one more knowledgeable will be able to explain what this means. The picture matches well though and Wikipedia has some stuff about the Genus:

AJ Arruda
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AJ Arruda

Parauapebas, PA, Brazil

Spotted on May 24, 2016
Submitted on May 24, 2016

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