Dryadula phaetusa, Banded Orange

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Dryadula phaetusa, Banded Orange
Dryadula phaetusa, Banded Orange egg

Egg

Freshly emerged male

Description: This is a large bright orange butterfly with dark brown banding accross the wings on the dorsal side. Ventral side is brown with cream colored banding. Females are more brownish orange in color.

 

Habitat and Distribution: Central and South America

 

Host Plant: Passion Vines (Passiflora sps.)

 

Natural History: This species was reported from the Keys the 1930's but has not shown up since then.

 

Dryadula phaetusa, Banded Orange pupa

Chrysalis

Dryadula phaetusa, Banded Orange

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