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Species Dione juno - Juno Heliconian - Hodges#4414.1

Juno (Dione juno) - Dione juno
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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 Dione (Silverspots)
Species juno (Juno Heliconian - Hodges#4414.1)
Hodges Number
Other Common Names
Juno Longwing (BOA)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Dione juno (Cramer)
Orig. Comb: Papilio juno Cramer, [1779]
Explanation of Names
Juno is an ancient Roman goddess, the protector and special counselor of the state. She is a daughter of Saturn and sister (but also the wife) of the chief god Jupiter and the mother of Mars and Vulcan. - Wikipedia
The month of June is named after her as well.
2 spp. of Dione, both recorded as strays n. of Mex. (BOA)
E & W Mexico through C. Amer. (BOA)
In Costa Rica, D. juno feed on Passiflora vitifolia, P. alata, P. platyloba, and P. edulis (1)
Life Cycle
Caterpillars are gregarious (Brown, 1981)

This is the first U.S. record for this species.
Initial identification by Javier DeLeon and Dan Jones.
See Also

Mexican Silverspot - Dione moneta

Julia Heliconian - Dryas iulia
Print References
Brown K.S. 1981 The biology of Heliconius and related genera. Annual Review of Entomology 26: 427-456.
Internet References
Dione juno - Butterflies of America (BOA)