Anteos clorinde







Forewing Length

38-47 mm


Mexico to Paraguay.

Host Plant

Cassia emarginata (Caesalpinaceae).

Pupa Stage

Approximately 8-10 days.

Pupa Description

Green, strongly bowed with dorsal keel; white line on side of abdomen.

Adults Description

Distinguished by the greenish white group color and large yellow cellular spot on the forewing. Some females are without the yellow spot on the Forewing.

Habits Description

Occurs from sea level to 1,000 m. A very fast flier commonly seen in open areas, flower gardens, or flying over the forest canopy. While settled, the greenish underside renders it very cryptic and leaflike. Males are common at puddles, often in large aggregations. Females oviposit at midday and often lay from five to ten eggs in succession on the same plant. Both sexes visit flowers of Malvaviscus, Hibiscus, Combretum, Lantana, and red flowers in general.