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Urania leilus Linnaeus, 1758

Имаго  Urania leilus


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

Species name(s)

Urania leilus Linnaeus, 1758 = Papilio leilus Linnaeus, 1758 = Papilio leilaria Hübner, [1807].


Zoogeographical regions


Primary colors

Green, Blue, Brown/Gray/Black.

Имаго  Urania leilus


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13.06.2009 21:47, Vasiliy Feoktistov

Butterfly black, iridescent green-blue, blue, green and white. This day of passage butterflies flying fast and high and resting on the highest trees. Distributed in Central and South America; especially beautifully painted shapes occurring in Cuba and Jamaica. (VYStanek "The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Insects" in 1977 publishing Artiya, Prague). A copy of the photograph from Brazil.

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