Philaethria pygmalion described as Metamandana dido pygmalionAndrew V. Z. Brower
IntroductionThis is an Amazonian species, ranging from eastern Colombia to central Brazil. Constantino and Salazar (2010) report records of larvae feeding on Passiflora coccinea, P. faroana, P. hexagonocarpa, P. mansoi and P. phaeocaula.
CharacteristicsSimilar to the allopatric P. wernickei, but the ventral hindwing postmedial band is mostly brown, with a reduced white medial band.
Geographical races/subspeciesPhilaethria pygmalion pygmalion (Fruhstorfer, 1912) - southern Colombia and Venezuela to central Brazil.
Philaethria pygmalion metaensis Constantino & Salazar 2010 - Meta, Colombia
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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