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Psyche - Volume 79 1972, Issue 3, Pages 165-178

Department of Biology, Lawrence University Appleton, 54911, Wisconsin, USA

Received 14 September 1972

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Abstract

This paper summarizes the life cycle and some aspects of naturalhistory of the tropical pierid, Dismorphia virgo Dismorphiinae inCosta Rica. The precise taxonomic status of the butterfly in CentralAmerica has not been established, and it may represent a variablenorthern isolate of the common South American D. critomedia.Therefore, independent of whether the Central American form discussedin this paper has achieved full species status as the more northernvirgo or is a subspecies or variety of critomedia evolving towardsspecies status, this paper provides new information on the biologyof the butterfly in Costa Rica. The establishment of precisetaxonomic position awaits further study, and for the present purpose,I refer to the butterfly as D. virgo.





Author: Allen M. Young

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