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The immature stages, larval food plants and biology of Neotropical mistletoe butterflies (Lepidoptera: Pieridae). II. The Catasticta group (Pierini: Aporiina)

Braby, Michael; Nishida, Kenji


We present an overview of the morphology, larval food plants and general biology of the immature stages of the "Catasticta group", one of three clades of aporiine pierids that specialize predominantly on mistletoes, based on extensive field observations and captive reared material in Costa Rica, review of the literature, and examination of material preserved in museum collections. Of the 8 genera recognized in the group, 6 are restricted to the Neotropics of which detailed descriptions and/or...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Natural History
DOI: 10.1080/00222931003633227


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