Dirce Beauty

On Friday, I finally found the butterfly of the caterpillars I wrote about in my 2013 post “Caterpillars – Colobura d. dirce“. The caterpillar looks like this:black caterpillar with yellow and white spines. . . and the butterfly looks like this. Dirce Beauty (Colobura dirce)  butterfly

The Dirce Beauty is known as the Mosaic and Zebra Mosaic butterfly.  It is also called the Kaleidoscope butterfly as it has unusual kalidoscope markings.Dirce Beauty (Colobura dirce)  butterfly

The Dirce Beauty (Colobura dirce) is from the family of Nymphalidae butterflies, with its native origin being Peru. Dirce Beauty (Colobura dirce)  butterflyI read that the Colobura dirce has two subspecies, the widespread Central and South American C. dirce dirce, and the Caribbean C. dirce wolcotti.

Below are photos of the left-side and right-side views of the Dirce Beauty.Dirce Beauty (Colobura dirce)  butterfly Dirce Beauty (Colobura dirce)  butterfly

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