Topside/underside display of various Callicore specimens
39x26x6cm frame (black).
Upper-side and underside display of five members of the Callicore family, sometimes called Numberwings as the patterns on the underside hindwings resemble numbers or letters of the alphabet.
These beautiful jewel-like butterflies are found in wet tropical rainforest areas of Venezuela, Guyana, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay and the upper Amazonian region of Brazil. They are usually encountered as solitary males and have a rapid and powerful flight over short distances. They often visit river beaches to imbibe dissolved minerals.
From top to bottom (rectal side on left, dorsal on right):