Rahul Sharma

Ancyluris meliboeus

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Riodinidae
Scientific name  Ancyluris meliboeus
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Ancyluris
Rank  Species
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Similar  Ancyluris, Ancyluris formosissima, Necyria, Rhetus periander, Meliboeus

Ancyluris meliboeus (meliboeus swordtail) is a butterfly of the family Riodinidae. It is found in Surinam, Brazil, Colombia, Bolivia and Peru.

The wingspan is about 40 mm. A recent study has shown that it has patches of unusual microstructure on the ventral wing scales. This highly tilted, multilayered arrangement produces a bright iridescence of broad wavelength range and generates a strong flicker contrast from minimal wing movement.


  • Ancyluris meliboeus meliboeus (Surinam, Brazil (Amazonas), Peru)
  • Ancyluris meliboeus euaemon (Peru, Colombia, Bolivia)
  • Ancyluris meliboeus julia (Brazil)
  • References

    Ancyluris meliboeus Wikipedia

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