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Dryadula phaetusaLinnaeus 1758Dryadula phaetusa

PhylumClassOrderFamilyGenusSpecies
ArthropodaInsectaHeliconiinaeNymphalidaeDryadulaphaetusa
Habitat
Occurs infrequently from sea level to 1,200m in open area. The range from Mexico throughout Central and South America.
Distribution
Colon Island
Characteristics
The genus recognized by having shorter and broader wings that other heliconiines, comparatively short antennae and an andocronial patch in the males composed for single species
In Bocas Del Toro
Reported ByPaola Galgani
Sampling methodswith net
ObservationsCan be confused with Danaus and both visit Asclepias flowers. Hostplant Passiflora talamacensis (Passifloreaceae)
Images
Dryadula phaetusa
Dryadula phaetusa
Links
Reference
DeVries, Philip J.;
The Butterflies of Costa Rica;
Vol. I: Papilionidae, Pieridae, Nymphalidae Lewis, H. L., 1974;
Butterflies of the World;
ISBN 0 245 52097 X
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