Butterflies – Red Rim – Biblis hyperia

Butterflies – Red Rim – Biblis hyperia

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Photographed at the Carleton University “Live” Butterfly exhibit in the Fall of 2010. (Location)

Also known as the Crimson-banded Black, this butterfly has a widespread distribution from Texas to Paraguay and also inhabits many Caribbean islands wherever the host plant Euphorbias grow naturally . Coloration is similar for both sexes and these butterflies are apparently ill-tasting to predators perhaps because of chemicals sequestered from the Euphorbias render the adults poisonous or at least foul tasting to the birds that might otherwise prey upon this slow flying butterfly.

 

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