A note on the life history of Dynastor napoleon in southern Brazil (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Brassolinae).

T. C. Emmel


The mature larva of Dynastor napoleon Doubleday (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Brassolinae) is described from material reared in southern Brazil on a large bromeliad species in the family Bromeliaceae. The larva is dull green, with lighter-green spined bumps across the entire surface and a series of beige/dark brown mid-dorsal spots, one at each intersegmental junction. The bifed tails are long. On each side the highly patterned head has four knobbed, dark brown horns.


biology; Brassolis; Bromeliaceae; Dynastor; Hesperiidae; hostplants; immature stages; larva; life history; Megathymidae; Neotropical

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