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1 September 2012 Immature Stages of the Neotropical Mistletoe Butterfly Cunizza hirlanda planasia Fruhstorfer (Pieridae: Anthocharidini)
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The immature stages of the Neotropical mistletoe butterfly Cunizza hirlanda planasia Fruhstorfer (Pieridae: Anthocharidini) are described and illustrated for the first time from cerrado areas of Central Brazil Plateau. Eggs are laid in small loose clusters (2–7 eggs) on new red leaves of the mistletoe Passovia ovata (Pohl ex DC.) Kuijt (Loranthaceae). Larvae are semi-gregarious and underwent five instars. Host plant use, morphology, and behavior of immature stages are similar to those of related genera in the Hesperocharis group of Anthocharidini.
Lucas A. Kaminski, Eduardo P. Barbosa and André V. L. Freitas "Immature Stages of the Neotropical Mistletoe Butterfly Cunizza hirlanda planasia Fruhstorfer (Pieridae: Anthocharidini)," The Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 66(3), (1 September 2012). https://doi.org/10.18473/lepi.v66i3.a4
Received: 26 April 2011; Accepted: 23 March 2012; Published: 1 September 2012
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