Fernando Maia Silva Dias, Mirna Martins Casagrande, Olaf Hermann Hendrik Mielke
Journal of Insect Science 14 (91), 1-18, (1 July 2014) https://doi.org/10.1673/031.014.91
KEYWORDS: Callicorina, Allophylus, SAPINDACEAE
The biology and the external morphology of the immature stages of Callicore pygas eucale (Fruhstorfer, 1916) (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Biblidinae) are described. Immatures were collected on Allophylus edulis (Radlkofer) (Sapindales: Sapindaceae) in Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil, and reared in the laboratory. Morphological descriptions and illustrations are given based on observations through electronic, stereoscopic, and optic microscopes, the latter two attached to a camera lucida. Results are compared and discussed with the immature stages of other species of the subtribe Callicorina. Immature stages data provide further evidence that Callicore is paraphyletic and that generic limits within the Callicorina need revision.