Fountainea ryphea described in PapilioAndrew V. Z. Brower
IntroductionA widespread neotropical species. Larvae feed on Croton (Euphorbiaceae) and Caesaria ramiflora (Flacourtiaceae) (Neild, 1996).
Sexually dimorphic adults. Females have hindwing "tails," while these are reduced to a small denticle in males. Outer portion of dorsal forewing is dark with a transverse orange band in both sexes. Ventral wing surfaces strongly resemble a dead leaf (see photo).
Other Names for Fountainea ryphea described in Papilio
- Papilio ? helie
- Paphia erythema
- Aenea ecuadoralis
- Aenea phidile
- Aenea phidile ab. albomaculata
Lamas, G., Ed. (2004) Atlas of Neotropical Lepidoptera. Checklist: Part 4A Hesperioidea - Papiionoidea. Gainesville, Scientific Publishers/Association of Tropical Lepidoptera.
Neild, A.F.E. (1996) The Butterflies of Venezuela. Part I: Nymphalidae I (Limenitidinae, Apaturinae, Charaxinae), Meridian Publications, Greenwich, U. K.
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