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13 Cards in this Set

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Family Lycaenidae: The Gossamer-Winged Butterflies and The Hairstreaks
-Lots of myrmecophilly.
-Poorly understood group.
-6 walking legs
Family Riodininae: the metalmarks
-Lots of myrmecophily
-Poorly understood group
-6 walking legs in females
-4 walking legs in males
Family Pailionidae: The Swallowtail Butterflies
-6 Walking Legs
-Osmetria in larvae -a defense aimed at parasitic wasps and flies
-Attach pupa to substrate with girdle
Pamily Pieridae: The sulfur butterflies
-6 walking legs
-Many migratory species
Family Nymphalidae: The largest most diverse group. The brush-footed Butterflies
-4 walking legs, forelegs greatly reduced
Subfamily: Charaxinae
-Often look like leaves
-Adults feed on carrion, dung, rotting fruit
-Rarely feed on nectar.
Subfamily: Nymphalinae
-Very Diversre Group without any real identifying characteristics
Subfamily Danainae
(Monarchs, etc.)
Subfamily Heliconiinae (passion-vine butterflies)
-Brightly colored.
-Very large eyes
-Entirely Neotropical
-Feed on passion flower vines as larvae
-Many spp. pollen feeders as adults
Subfam. Ithomiinae
-Brightly colored or transparent
-Extremely distasteful to predators
-Entirely neotropical
-Golden pupae common.
-Slow, phantomlike flight
Subfam. Morphiinae
-Entirely Neotropical
-Larvae colorful
-Adult males brightly colored
-Structural coloration common.
-Feed on rotting fruit
Subfam. Brassolinae
-Important banana and palm pest as larvae
-Adults feed on rotting fruit
Subfam. Satyrinae
-Seen flying near forest floor
-Feed on rotting fruit, fungi