Agrias claudina (claudina butterfly)

Agrias claudina the claudina butterfly is found in the forests of tropical South America the Andean countries and Brazil.

Agrias claudina is a canopy-lover species and it is rarely seen and only observed when attracted to baits along trails.

Agrias claudina only appear to fly

  • in hot weather
  • in the morning

they are rarely seen in the afternoon.

Adults feed on rooting fruits and mammal dung and females are most attracted to rotten fruits or fish.

Agrias claudina is under threat from loss of habitat because of the extensive logging of forests in South America. Agrias claudina is listed as Vunerable on the Brazilian Red list and under threat in areas such as Matto Grosso in the Brazilian forest, where conversion to small-scale permanent agriculture is main cause of forest area change (FAO 2009).

Species detail

  • Agrias claudina
    Taxonomy

    Agrias claudina belongs to perhaps one of the most beautiful, colourful and popular genus of butterflies. Find out more about the features of Agrias claudina.

  • Agrias claudina
    Distribution and habitat

    Agrias claudina has been recorded in the forest of Tropical South America, in the Andean countries such as Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, and Bolivia, also it has been recorded in Brazil. Find out more about the ohabitat of Agrias claudina.

  • Agrias claudina
    Biology

    Agrias claudina can lay up to 100 eggs. The larvae feed nocturnally, and rest by day. Find out more about the biology of Agrias claudina.

  • Agrias claudina
    Behaviour

    Agrias claudina are rare and generally only observed flying in hot weather in the mornings. Find out more about the behaviour of this beautiful butterfly. 

  • Agrias claudina
    Conservation

    Agrias claudina is not a global conservation concern. However, at regional scale the Brazilian Red list has reported this species as Vulnerable and under threat in areas such as Matto Grosso. 

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