A note on the life history of Caligo brasiliensis brasiliensis (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae, Morphinae).

M. M. Casagrande, O. H. H. Mielke

Abstract


The 5th larval instar and pupa of Caligo brasiliensis brasiliensis (C. Felder, 1862) (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Morphinae) are described from material reared in Southern Brazil. Major foodplant genera are in the Musaceae and Marantaceae. The caterpillar morphology is compared with another Caligo species.

Keywords


biology; Brazil; Cannaceae; hostplants; immature stages; larvae; Marantaceae; Musaceae; Neotropical; pupae; Santa Catarina; South America; Zingiberaceae

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