Colobura dirce

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Dirce beauty
Dirce Beauty Colobura dirce.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Colobura
Species: C. dirce
Binomial name
Colobura dirce
(Linnaeus, 1758)
  • Papilio dirce

Colobura dirce, the Dirce beauty, mosaic or zebra mosaic, is a butterfly of the family Nymphalidae. It is found in Central America and northern South America.

The length of the forewings is about 33 mm.

The larvae feed on Cecropia species.


There are two recognised subspecies:[1]

  • C. d. dirce (Linnaeus, 1758)
  • C. d. wolcotti Comstock, 1942


  1. ^ "Colobura Billberg, 1820" at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms