Dione glyceraMargarita Beltrán
Early stages: Eggs are yellow and approximately 1.2 x 0.9 mm (h x w). Females usually place eggs singly under leaves of the host plant. Mature larvae have a black body with yellow stripes, with black scoli and black and orange head; length is around 0.4 cm. Caterpillars are gregarious in small numbers (Brown, 1981).
Dione glycera occurs in the high Andes in cloud forests. Usually individuals fly rapidly in the middlestory. Adults roost in loose groups at night lower than 2 m above ground on grass blades leaves (Brown, 1981).
Hostplant: D. glycera larvae feed primarily on plants from the genus Distephana, Tacsonia, and Plectostema (Brown, 1981).
Brown K. S. 1981 The Biology of Heliconius and Related Genera. Annual Review of Entomology 26, 427-456.
Felder C. and Rudolf F. 1861 Lepidoptera nova Columbiae. Wiener entomologische Monatschrift 5(3): 72-87 (March), (4): 97-111.
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