The Butterflies of Monteverde: Brush-footed butterflies

Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Acraeinae, Apaturinae (Emperors), Danaiine (Milkweed butterflies), Libytheinae (Snouts)

The species below have been recorded from the Monteverde region, above 700 m elevation in the Cordillera de Tilarán. The scientific names follow DeVries (1987).*


Actinote anteas (Doubleday)
Actinote guatemalena (Bates)
Actinote leucomelas (Bates)


Asterocampa idyja argus Bates
Doxocopa cherubina (Felder)
Doxocopa cyane (Latreille)
Doxocopa laure (Drury)
Doxocopa pavon (Latreille)


Anetia thirza insignis (Salvin)
Lycorea cleobaea atergatis Doubleday
Lycorea ilione albescens (Distant)
Danaus eresimus montezuma Talbot
Danaus gilippus thersippus Bates
Danaus plexippus (Linnaeus)


Libytheana carinenta mexicana Michener

* DeVries, P. J. 1987. The Butterflies of Costa Rica and their Natural History. Vol. I. Papilionidae, Pieridae, Nymphalidae. Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey, U.S.A.

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