Early stages and natural history of <i>Sea sophronia</i> (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Eurytelinae).
Keywords:biology, Catonephele, Ectima, egg, Eunica, Euphorbiaceae, Hamadryas, Heliconius, hostplant, immature stages, larva, morphology, Myscelia, Neotropical, pupa, South America, Venezuela
AbstractNatural history notes are given for Sea sophronia (Godart) (Nymphalidae: Eurytelinae), covering aspects of behavior, development and descriptive notes of early stages. Plukenetia penninervia (Euphorbiaceae) is reported as the host plant in northern Venezuela. Time of development of 7 field collected eggs was of 32-34 days (eggs = 6 days, larvae = 17-18 days, pupae = 9 days).