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Species Dryadula phaetusa - Banded Orange Heliconian - Hodges#4415

Banded Orange (Dryadula phaetusa) - Dryadula phaetusa Banded Orange - Dryadula phaetusa Banded Orange Heliconian - Dryadula phaetusa Banded Orange Heliconian - Dryadula phaetusa
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Papilionoidea (Butterflies and Skippers)
Family Nymphalidae (Brush-footed Butterflies)
Subfamily Heliconiinae (Heliconians and Fritillaries)
Tribe Heliconiini (Longwings or Heliconians)
Genus Dryadula (Banded Orange)
Species phaetusa (Banded Orange Heliconian - Hodges#4415)
Hodges Number
Other Common Names
Orange Tiger, Banded Longwing (BOA)
Explanation of Names
Dryadula phaetusa (Linnaeus, 1758)
88-90mm (1)
Adults: Upperside of male bright orange with black stripes. Female has smeared stripes and is duller. (1)
Caterpillar is dull purple, four rows of long spines, and has two spiny horns on head. (1)
s TX (as a stray) to Brazil (BOA), (also Kansas!) (1)
Brushy, open ares of tropical lowlands. (1)
July and December in Texas. (1)
Passionvines (1)
First U.S. Record: Sarita, Kenedy Co., Texas - 1933 (Glazbrook 1934)
Print References
Glazbrook, H. 1934. Capture of a species of Colaenis new to the United States (Lepid.: Nymphalidae). Entomological News 45(9): 251-252.
Internet References
Works Cited
1.A Field Guide to Eastern Butterflies (Peterson Field Guides)
Paul A. Opler, Vichai Malikul, Roger Tory Peterson. 1992. Houghton Mifflin Company.