Philaethria diatonica described in Metamandana, as a subspecies of P. didoMargarita Beltrán and Andrew V. Z. Brower
IntroductionThe "Central American" Philaethria, ranging from southerm Mexico to Panama, and the only species present north of Panama. Larvae reported to feed on Passiflora vitifolia, P. edulis, P. ambigua, P. oerstedii and P. platyloba (Constantino & Salazar, 2010).
CharacteristicsThe only Philaethria occurring from Costa Rica northward. Distinguished from sympatric P. dido in Panama by the brown inner postdiscal band and the white medial postdiscal band on the ventral hindwing (black and red, respectively in P. dido).
Constantino, L. M. and J. A. Salazar. 2010. A review of the Philaethria dido species complex (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Heliconiinae) and description of three new sibling speceis from Colombia and Venezuela. Zootaxa 2720: 1-27.
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