Sunday, 26 July 2015

Cayman Brown Leaf Butterfly - Memphis verticordia danielana

Cayman Brown Leaf Butterfly - Memphis verticordia danielana (Witt, 1972)

Cayman Islands endemic butterfly
Family: NYMPHALIDAE - Brush-footed Butterflies.

Flicker issue #10 July/Aug. 2010 

Hanging on the Edge - The Life of the Cayman Brown Leaf Butterfly

by P. Ann van B. Stafford    pp.16-21



2008 by R.R. Askew and P.A. van B. Stafford
Memphis verticordia danielana   p.39-41

Cayman Brown Leaf butterfly resting
Cayman Brown Leaf Butterfly larvae on pseudospurs they made on 
Wild Cinnamon leaves - Croton nitens, Family: EUPHORBIACEAE, Grand Cayman, Nov. 17, 2009.
caterpillar securing its rolled leaf shelter with silk, Sept. 21, 2010
caterpillar has secured its rolled leaf shelter with silk, Sept. 22, 2010
newly emerged Cayman Brown Leaf butterfly, Feb.11, 2010

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