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White-dotted Cattleheart (Parides alopius)
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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

White-dotted Cattleheart (Parides alopius)
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