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Dione sp.

1 Species ID Suggestions

EarlyStages 12 years ago
Andean Silverspot (my vote but extralimital) or Mexican Silverspot
Dione glycera or D. moneta Dione glycera

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bayucca 12 years ago

Dione glycera is not in Costa Rica, so it should be Dione moneta. However, looking at the pictures of caterpillar of Dione glycera I would say that this fits quite fine with your shot. I can't judge the differences between several instars of both Moneta and Dione. Looking at the link above you see as you can see in most Heliconiini a great phenotypical variability during a caterpillars life. The orange patch above the white area is very confusing. This is clearly shown in your shot and in Glycera. I checked other Nymphalidae and found no similar match for Moneta or Glycera. So, in my eyes it must be Moneta from the geographical range and Glycera from the phenotype. VERY confusing!

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 12 years ago

I used Dione sp., I think is better if we are not sure about rigth specie

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 12 years ago

Thanks for the ID

EarlyStages 12 years ago

Also my determination – on Passiflora, San Gerardo de Dota, Costa Rica . . .

Ismael Chaves
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Ismael Chaves

Heredia, Costa Rica

Spotted on Jan 12, 2012
Submitted on Jan 12, 2012

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