Philaethria ostara described in MetamorphaAndrew V. Z. Brower
IntroductionA forest canopy species found on the eastern slopes of the Andes from Venezuela to Bolivia. It is a higher altitude species than other Philaethria, flying from 450-1600 m. (Constantino & Salazar, 2010).
CharacteristicsDistinguished from other Philaethria by the white medial postdiscal band of the ventral hindwing.
Philaethria ostara ostara (Röber, 1906) - eastern Andes from Colombia to Bolivia.
Philaethria ostara araguensis Constantino & Salazar, 2010 - Cordillera de la Costa in northwestern Venezuela.
Philaethria ostara meridensis Constantino & Salazar, 2010 - Cordillera de Mérida, Venezuela.
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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