Red Caliph

Red Caliph
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Enispe
Species: E. euthymius
Binomial name
Enispe euthymius
(Doubleday, 1845)

The Red Caliph Enispe euthymius is a species of nymphalid butterfly found in Southeast Asia.


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Upperside of both males and females rich ochraceous orange. Fore wing has a spot along the upper portion of the discocellulars, two fine lunate spots beyond, an erect series of four discal spots, a subterminal zigzag narrow band, the apical portion of the costa, the apex and the terminal margin broadly black. Hind wing: a discal irregular transversely elongate suffused mark and two series of lunular continuous marks beyond black; termen narrowly fuscous. Underside rich bright ochraceous; a broad transverse band across both wings from costa of fore wing to the tornus of the hind wing slightly darker ochraceous, defined inwardly by an irregular sinuous and broken, and outwardly by a straighter complete ferruginous line ; some ferruginous spots at the bases of the wings, and on the hind wing a discal series of three or four minute dark ocelli, the lowest white-centred; outer halves of both fore and hind wing uniform, the black markings of the upperside showing faintly through. Antennae, head, thorax and abdomen bright ochraceous.[1]

Found in Sikkim, Assam and Myanmar.


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