Fernando M.S. Dias, Eduardo Carneiro, Mirna M. Casagrande, Olaf H.H. Mielke
Journal of Insect Science 12 (9), 1-11, (25 January 2012) https://doi.org/10.1673/031.012.0901
KEYWORDS: Callicorini, chaetotaxy, life—cycle, SAPINDACEAE, Serjania
The biology and the external morphology of immature stages of Diaethria candrena candrena (Godart) (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Biblidinae) are described. Immature D. c. candrena found on Allophylus spp. (Sapindaceae) were collected in Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil and reared in the laboratory. Morphological descriptions and illustrations are given, based on observations using electronic, stereoscopic, and optic microscopes, the latter two attached to camera lucida. Results are compared and discussed with immature stages of other species of Biblidinae described to date.