Topside/underside display of various Callicore specimens
36x26x6cm frame (black).
Upper-side and underside display of six members of the Callicore family, sometimes called Numberwings as the patterns on the underside hindwings resemble numbers or letters of the alphabet. These are the most delicate, eye-catching species, so intricate people often ask whether they are real or not.
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.
Top row, left to right, dorsal side; second row, rectal side:
3rd row, dorsal side; 4th row, rectal side: