Eueides talesMargarita Beltrán
Early stages: Eggs cream and approximately 1.1 x 0.8 mm (h x w). Females usually place eggs singly under leaves of the host plant. Mature larvae have a white body with black spots, with orange head and anal cap; length is around 4 cm. Caterpillars are gregarious in small groups (Brown, 1981).
Eueides tales is distributed in Colombia and the Amazon. The map below shows an approximate representation of the geographic distribution of this species. The original data used to draw these maps are derived from Brown (1979) which is available at Keith S. Brown Jr. (1979). Ecological Geography and Evolution in Neotropical Forests.
E. tales occurs from sea level to 1,200 m in tall forests. Females mate multiply. Adults roost in loose groups at night at 2-10 m above ground, under leaves (Brown, 1981).
Brown K. S. 1979. Ecologia Geográfica e Evolução nas Florestas Neotropicais. 2 vols. (Tese apresentada à Universidade Estadual de Campinas como parte das exigências de um Concurso de Livre Docência, area de Ecologia). Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Campinas, Brazil.
Brown K. S. 1981 The Biology of Heliconius and Related Genera. Annual Review of Entomology 26, 427-456.
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