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Caerois Hübner 1819

Andrew V. Z. Brower
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Containing group: Morphini


A neotropical genus of two species dwelling in the forest understorey. The undersides of the wings are remarkably leaflike.

Other Names for Caerois Hübner 1819


DeVries PJ, Kitching IJ, and Vane-Wright RI. 1985. The systematic position of Antirrhea and Caerois, with comments on the classification of the Nymphalidae (Lepidoptera). Syst. Ent. 10: 11-32.

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Scientific Name Caerois chorinaeus
Location Brazil: Mato Grosso, Rio Cristalino Lodge
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Life Cycle Stage adult
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Source Chorinaeus Morpho (Caerois chorinaeus )
Source Collection Neotropical Butterflies
Copyright © 2003 Will Carter
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