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Mexican Silverspot

Dione moneta

Description:

Upperside orange with brown at the wing bases; veins thick and dark. Underside hindwing brown with large silver spots. Wing Span: 3 - 3 1/4 inches (7.6 - 8.3 cm)

Habitat:

Edges and openings in evergreen mid-elevation tropical forest.

Notes:

Dione moneta is polyphagous, and larvae feed primarily on plants from the subgenera Granadilla and Plectostemma (Passifloraceae) (Brown, 1981). In Costa Rica D. moneta larvae feed on Passiflora adenopoda, P. capsularis, Tetrastylis lobata (Passifloraceae) (DeVries, 1997).

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Jessie Aguilar
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Jessie Aguilar

Cedral, Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Spotted on Jun 18, 2018
Submitted on Jun 18, 2018

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