Fountainea nessus described in NymphalisAndrew V. Z. Brower
Sexually dimorphic adults. Males have an iridescent pink and purple patch in the middle of the dorsal forewing (see photo), while females exhibit a cream-colored transverse forewing band. Ventral wing surfaces of both sexes are cryptic and leaf-like.
- Nymphalis nesea
- Nymphalis cleodice
- Nymphalis tempe
- Anaea nessus floridus
- Anaea nessus douglasi
Lamas, G., Ed. (2004) Atlas of Neotropical Lepidoptera. Checklist: Part 4A Hesperioidea - Papiionoidea. Gainesville, Scientific Publishers/Association of Tropical Lepidoptera.
Neild, A.F.E. (1996) The Butterflies of Venezuela. Part I: Nymphalidae I (Limenitidinae, Apaturinae, Charaxinae), Meridian Publications, Greenwich, U. K.
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