Scarce Bamboo Page Butterfly Philaethria dido

A primitive longwing. This butterfly is a relative of the other Longwings more commonly seen in butterfly displays, such as the Zebra and the Postman. It is thought to be closer to the original ancestral species of Longwings than these other species.

Name: Scarce Bamboo Page

Latin: Philaethria dido

Family: Nymphalidae

Origin: C. & S. America

Food plant: Passiflora edulis

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