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Philaethria ostara (Röber 1906) described in Metamorpha

Andrew V. Z. Brower
Containing group: Philaethria


A forest canopy species found on the eastern slopes of the Andes from Venezuela to Bolivia.  It is a higher altitude species than other Philaethria, flying from 450-1600 m. (Constantino & Salazar, 2010).


Distinguished from other Philaethria by the white medial postdiscal band of the ventral hindwing.

Geographical races/subspecies

Philaethria ostara ostara (Röber, 1906) - eastern Andes from Colombia to Bolivia.

Philaethria ostara araguensis Constantino & Salazar, 2010 - Cordillera de la Costa in northwestern Venezuela.

Philaethria ostara meridensis Constantino & Salazar, 2010 - Cordillera de Mérida, Venezuela.


Constantino, L. M. and J. A. Salazar. 2010. A review of the Philaethria dido species complex (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Heliconiinae) and description of three new sibling speceis from Colombia and Venezuela. Zootaxa 2720: 1-27.

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Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA

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