Metamorphosis of Dynastor macrosiris Westw. (Lepidoptera Brassolidae)

Frederick C. Urich, Julius O. Boos


On December 20, 1979, an exciting event in the butterfly world occurred at the home of the senior author, F.C. (Clive) Urich at Sangre Grande - the emergence of a male specimen of the extremely rare Brassolid butterfly, Dynastor macrosiris Westw. Approximately two months before, a female attracted to the lights of his home was caught and killed for his collection, but before committing the specimen to the setting board, one egg was carefully squeezed from her abdomen. Observations on this species' foodplant and larval descriptions follow.

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