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Butterflies of Arizona

White-dotted Cattleheart (Parides alopius)
JPG -- species photo

White-dotted Cattleheart (Parides alopius Godman & Salvin)

Wing span: Not reported.

Identification: Upper surface of hindwing with band of white dots.

Life history: Not reported.

Flight: March-November.

Caterpillar hosts: Not reported.

Adult food: Not reported.

Habitat: Pine-oak forests.

Range: Mexico along the western Sierra Madre. One individual found in southeastern Arizona.

Conservation: None noted.

Management needs: None needed for tropical stray.


Beutelspacher, C. R. 1984. Mariposas de Mexico Fasciculo I. La Prensa Medica
     Mexicana, S. A. 171 pages, 20 color plates.

North American Butterfly Association. 1995. Checklist & English names of
     North American butterflies. North American Butterfly Association,
     Morristown. 43 pages.

Tyler, H. A., K. S. Brown Jr. and K. H. Wilson. 1994. Swallowtail butterflies
     of the Americas. Scientific Publishers, Inc., Gainesville. 376 pages, 100
     color plates.

Author: Jane M. Struttmann

State and Regional References:

Bailowitz, R. A. and J. P. Brock. 1991. Butterflies of Southeastern Arizona. 
     Tucson, Ariz.: Sonoran Arthropod Studies, Inc.

Garth, J.S. 1950. Butterflies of Grand Canyon National Park. Grand Canyon 
     Natural History Association, Grand Canyon, Ariz.

Opler, Paul A. 1999. Peterson Field Guide to Western Butterflies, revised 
     edition. Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston, Mass.

Stanford, R.E. and P.A. Opler. 1993. Atlas of Western USA Butterflies. 
     Privately published, Denver, Colo.

Tilden, J.W. and A.C. Smith. 1986. A Field Guide to Western Butterflies. 
     Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston, Mass.
White-dotted Cattleheart (Parides alopius)
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