|Copyright: Marcos Vinicius Silva (Vini)
|Date Taken: 2005-05-08|
|Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC LC50|
|Exposure: f/4.9, 1/160 seconds|
|More Photo Info: [view]|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2005-05-09 12:04|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Portuguese]|
GENUS & SPECIES: Adelpha cythera
Wing span: 2 3/16 - 2 3/4 inches (5.6 - 7 cm).
Identification: Upperside is dark brown with an orange forewing apex. White median band across both wings reaches the forewing leading edge.
Life history: Males perch in light gaps, along forest edges, or in the canopy. Females lay eggs singly on leaves of host plants in light gaps and forest edges.
Flight: March-April and July-December in Texas, March-November in Mexico and Central America, perhaps all year in Costa Rica and also in Brasil (my note).
Caterpillar hosts: Hackberry Celtis lindheimeri.
Adult food: Nectar from flowers such as Cordia, Croton, and Baccharis; decaying fruit.
Habitat: Forest edges and trails near streams.
Source: Butterflies of North America
manyee has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekNature members may rate photo notes.
|You must be logged in to start a discussion.|
- [2005-05-10 2:21]
Very beautiful butterfly, Marcos, and thank you for the informative notes. The focus might be a bit soft, but the exposure is right-on, and the composition is good. TFS. : )