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Species Lycorea halia - Tiger Mimic-Queen - Hodges#4617

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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 Danainae (Milkweed Butterflies & Glasswings)
Tribe Danaini (Milkweed Butterflies)
Genus Lycorea
Species halia (Tiger Mimic-Queen - Hodges#4617)
Hodges Number
Other Common Names
Tropical Milkweed Butterfly
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Lycorea halia (Hübner)
Orig. Comb: Eueides halia Hübner, 1816
Replacement name for: Papilio ceres Cramer, 1776
Explanation of Names
halia - Greek for 'an assembly' (1)
ceres - Latin Mythology: The goddess of agriculture (1)
1 sp. n. of Mex. - BOA
s TX, s FL / Mex. to S. Amer. / W. Indies - Map - MPG
Larva on tropical milkweed Asclepias curassavica (Asclepiadaceae)
The subspecies atergatis occasionally strays from Mexico into southern Texas.
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.