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Catonephele numilia


There is sexual dimorphism in the adults, with the males being black with six orange dots on the dorsal surface of the wings, whereas females are black with a light yellow band across the centre of the forewings


In the grounds of a hotel at the fruit left out for the birds.


This butterfly usually flies along the ground and close to the ripe fruits and flowers. It can live a month. Adults feed on rotten fruits, while caterpillars feed on Alchornea species (family Euphorbiaceae).

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Provincia Alajuela, Costa Rica

Spotted on Sep 18, 2008
Submitted on May 12, 2020

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