Sometimes treated as sole member of genus, other species currently included in Calliphlox being placed instead in Philodice. Described form C. orthura (French Guiana) may represent immature male of present species. Proposed form Smaragdochrysis iridescens, known only from type specimen and in the past treated as a valid species and monotypic genus, now regarded as a hybrid between present species and Chlorostilbon lucidus. Monotypic.
E Colombia, Venezuela and the Guianas S to E Ecuador, E Peru and N Bolivia, E through Brazil and S to Paraguay and NE Argentina (Misiones).
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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