The biology of Rhamma arria in Colombia (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae).

C. J. Callaghan


I present and discuss the immature biology of Rhamma arria (Hewitson, 1870), an Andean lycaenid from Bogotá, Colombia. The foodplant is Tibouchina semidecandra Cogn. (Melastomataceae).Two larval color morphs are found in this species, determined by the parts of the foodplant upon which the larvae feed. The larval stage lasts 38 days from oviposition to pupation.


Andean Region; South America; ovipositing behavior

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