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Batesia hypochlora

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Batesia
Ageroniini


Batesia hypochlora, The Pastel Paillion is a species of lepidopteran from the monotypic genus Batesia. It is also known as Painted Beauty, Batesia hemichrysa and Batesia hypochlora chrysocantha

Morphology[]

Wing Morphology[]

Dorsal[]

Batesia hypochlora has a wingspan of roughly 80-95 mm The dorsal portion of the wings has a gunmetal-colored background followed by a sub-marginal strawberry pink band, the central proportion of the wings is coated with a hint of midnight blue.

Ventral[]

The ventral side of the wing is coated with glistening, wonderful and colorful scales the hindwing is completely sunflower yellow with a gunmetal band submarginating across the border line. Hindwings have a vintage-brown colored background along with a large pastel pink patch located on the apical half of the wing, the apex is coated with a tint of light-brown.

Body Morphology[]

Elongated slender body with brown eyes and long clubbed antennae.

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Taxonomic Division[]

Subspecies[]

  • Batesia hypochlora hypochlora
  • Batesia hypochlora hypoxantha

Geographical Range[]

Geographical Distribution[]

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This species is found in the upper Amazon areas of Brazil, Ecuador and Peru.

Habitat[]

This species is found among shady glades, forests with lush foliage and tend to bask on stones and fallen wood.

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