Isabella (Eueides isabella)


 
Living image of Isabella on a flower, side view Family: Nymphalidae (brush-footed butterflies).
 
Geographic Distribution: North, Central and South America. Mexico to the Amazon Basin and West Indies.
 
Wingspan: 57-75 mm (2.25-3 in).
 
Larval host plants: Passion vines (Passifloraceae).
 
Habitats: Tropical forest.
 
Identification: These butterflies are boldly colored with orange, yellow, and black. Easily distinguishable form other species by white dots on the upperside of the hindwing. The underside is more dull with hints of brown. Males have black antennae, females are yellow.
 
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