Butterflies of Yucatan, Mexico- Brushfoots thru Heliconians

BRUSHFOOTS

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This very large, often colorful  tropical butterfly family includes mainly, medium and large species of the Genus Speyeria and Bolaria (Fritillaries), Poligonia (Angelwings), Nymphalis (Tortoiseshell), subfamily Satyrinae (Satyrs and Browns), and subfamily Danainae (monarchs). 


American Snout, Libytheana carinenta  p. 79 abundant north Mexico to uncommon south 

image below is Rio Grande Valley, TX-
Yucatan subspecies below-

Variegated Fritillary, Euptoieta p.79   widespread  North America, fairly common Yucatan



Mexican Fritillary  p.79  fairly common





Zebra Heliconian  heliconius charithonia  p. 80 very common


Julia Helconian,  Dryas iulia  p. 80     common





Least Heliconian, Eiiedes aliphera  p. 80  common

The Heliconian below has black submaginal band of the Juno Heliconian and may be that species or a hybred?

Banded Orange Heliconian, Dryadula phaetusa   p. 80  uncommon



Isabella's Heliconian, Eueides isabella  p. 80  uncommon

Tiger Heliconian, for comparison.  This species occurs southwest of Yucatan Peninsula into central America.  This one Costa Rica-

Gulf Fritillary, Agraulis vanillae  p. 80  widespread Southern U.S. and Mexico, very common  nectaring in multiple habitats- 



Erato Heliconian, Heliconius erato  p. 81  near jungle and wooded areas-  very common, probably the most common butterfly Cozumel and some other areas of Yucatan



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Note: This is the order of families from Glassberg's Butterflies of Mexico with page number references

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PART 1- Swallowtails  Note: This is the order of families from Glassberg's Butterflies of Mexico with page number references

PART 2- Whites then Yellows: all to p. 35

PART 3- Hairstreaks then Blues: all  pp. 36- 55

PART 4- Metalmarks: all pp. 57- 77

PART 5-  Brushfoots:  Fritillaries to  Checkerspots, p. 78-85

PART 6-  Brushfoots: Crescents through Admirals p. 85-111

PART 7- Brushfoots: Crackers, Owls, Satyrs, Monarchs  pp. 112- 145

PART 8-  Spreadwing Skippers   pp.146-204

PART 9- Grass Skippers: all     


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