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Colobura dirce dirce
"Colobura dirce has two subspecies, the widespread Central and South American C. dirce dirce and the Caribbean C. dirce wolcotti. The biology of the species is quite quite well-known. Eggs are laid in small clusters of 2-10 eggs on saplings of the host plant Cecropia. The larvae go through five instars, and late instar larvae are velvet black with pale yellow scoli (branched spines). Pupation happens on the host plant, and the pupae resemble dead twigs. Adults are common in a variety of forest and secondary growth habitats from sea level to 1600 m."
Spotted on Feb 9, 2017
Submitted on Feb 9, 2017
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