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Dirce beauty (larvae)

Colobura dirce

Description:

The Dirce Beauty, also known as the Mosaic or Zebra Mosaic, is a butterfly of the family Nymphalidae. It is found in Central America and northern South America. The length of the forewings is about 33 mm and the larvae feed on Cecropia species. (information from Wikipedia)

Habitat:

Forest

1 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca
bayucca 9 years ago
Dirce Beauty Caterpillar
Colobura dirce STRI - Office of Bioinformatics - Metas


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3 Comments

Maria dB
Maria dB 9 years ago

Nice spotting

Aaron_G
Aaron_G 9 years ago

Thanks again, Dominik! :-)

bayucca
bayucca 9 years ago

Very similar to some Saturniidae caterpillars with yellow spikes, but if you look very carefully to the one at the lower margin of the picture, you see the typical head shape and longer spikes of some Nymphalids.

Aaron_G
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Aaron_G

Panama

Spotted on May 30, 2007
Submitted on Jan 12, 2013

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