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Chrysiridia rhipheus Drury, 1773

Имаго  (Chrysiridia rhipheus)


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Geometroidea family Uraniidae subfamily Uraniinae genus Chrysiridia → species Chrysiridia rhipheus

Species name(s)

Chrysiridia rhipheus Drury, 1773 = Papilio rhipheus Drury, 1773 = Papilio dasycephalus Swainson, 1883 = Rhipheus rhipheus.


Zoogeographical regions


Primary colors

Red, Orange, Green, Blue, Brown/Gray/Black.

Самка  (Chrysiridia rhipheus)


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Aleksandr Andrianov.

Main characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.

Color characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.



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17.10.2013 17:21, Alex Dumchus

On Saturday, I will fill in as necessary, with male and female underside. It so happens that I have a lot of them. The underside, in my opinion more beautiful than the top.

17.10.2013 16:34, Peter Khramov

If true sunset, the same setting, not rising, I note for tediousness.

17.10.2013 16:16, Vasiliy Feoktistov

Of course it is necessary to more pictures. Alexander, so not too much trouble :)

17.10.2013 16:07, Alex Dumchus

Apologies - sunset - it is the sunset

17.10.2013 16:05, Alex Dumchus

Basil. This is a photo of the female, and the male is distinguished by a bright green color of the upper wings. If you need to give the photo. According to my observations, the scope of males ranging from 70 to 100 mm. In some, the past or the year before it was recognized as the most beautiful butterfly of the world - in English the Sunset moth - moth rising sun.In my opinion, it has successfully learned to breed in SE Asia, because the commercial price of butterflies is very low.

17.10.2013 15:53, Vasiliy Feoktistov

Like so.

17.10.2013 15:50, Peter Khramov

Urania ripheus synonym?

13.06.2009 14:53, Vasiliy Feoktistov

This East African species feeds on different Spurge, belongs to the most beautiful butterfly in the world. Madagascar subspecies: Chrysiridia ripheus ssp. madagascariensis are smaller and more vivid color.

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