Dismorphia crisia

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Dismorphia crisia
Dismorphia crisia critomedia male.JPG
D. c. crisia male
Dismorphia crisia critomedia female.JPG
Female
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Pieridae
Genus: Dismorphia
Species: D. crisia
Binomial name
Dismorphia crisia
(Drury, [1782])[1]
Synonyms
  • Papilio crisia Drury, [1782]
  • Enantia critomedia Geyer, 1832
  • Dismorphia critomedia cereda Martin, [1923] (nom. nud.)
  • Dismorphia rotruda Zikán, 1940
  • Dismorphia rotruda var. flavella Zikán, 1940
  • Dismorphia rotruda var. interrupta Zikán, 1940 (preocc.)
  • Dismorphia critomedia mudana Martin, [1923] (nom. nud.)
  • Leptalis virgo Bates, 1864
  • Dismorphia virgo f. candida Vázquez, 1949
  • Dismorphia lubina Butler, 1872
  • Dismorphia lunina Butler & Druce, 1872
  • Dismorphia critomedia ab. interrupta Krüger, 1929
  • Dismorphia foedora interrupta Zischka, 1951 (preocc.)

Dismorphia crisia, the crisia mimic white or cloud forest mimic-white, is a butterfly in the family Pieridae. It is found from northern Central America to Bolivia and the Amazon basin.[2]

The wingspan is 48–53 mm (1.9–2.1 in) for males and about 57 mm (2.2 in) for females.[2] It is a very variable species.

The larvae feed on Inga and Pithecellobium species.[1]

Subspecies[edit]

The following subspecies are recognised:[1]

  • D. c. crisia (Panama, Venezuela, Colombia, Brazil: Rio de Janeiro, Rio Grande do Sul, Minas Gerais)
  • D. c. foedora (Lucas, 1852) (Venezuela, Peru, Colombia)
  • D. c. virgo (Bates, 1864) (Guatema, Costa Rica, Mexico)
  • D. c. lubina Butler, 1872 (Costa Rica to Panama)
  • D. c. tolimensis Fassl, 1915 (Colombia)
  • D. c. interrupta Talbot, 1932 (Colombia)
  • D. c. roraimae Hall, 1939 (Guyana)
  • D. c. saltensis Breyer, 1939 (Argentina, Bolivia)
  • D. c. neblina Reissinger, 1970 (Venezuela)
  • D. c. alvarezi J. & R. G. Maza, 1984 (Mexico)
  • D. c. steinhauseri J. & R. G. Maza, 1984 (El Salvador)
  • D. c. anamaria Lamas, 2004 (Peru)
  • D. c. sylvia Lamas, 2004 (Peru)

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Dismorphia, Site of Markku Savela
  2. ^ a b Parque Nacional Sangay (Ecuador)