Dismorphia laja

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Dismorphia laja
Dismorphia laja carthesis.JPG
Dismorphia laja carthesis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Pieridae
Genus: Dismorphia
Species: D. laja
Binomial name
Dismorphia laja
(Cramer, [1779])[1]
Synonyms
  • Papilio laja Cramer, [1779]
  • Papilio laia
  • Dismorphia mechanitina Röber, 1924

Dismorphia laja is a butterfly in the family Pieridae. It is found in northern South America.[1]

Adults are sexually dimorphic. Males are black with cream bands and mimic Heliconius wallacei, while females are orange, yellow and black, and mimic species of the "tiger-complex" Ithomiines.[2]

Subspecies[edit]

The following subspecies are recognised:[1]

  • Dismorphia laja laja (Surinam)
  • Dismorphia laja lysianax (Hewitson, [1860]) (Peru)
  • Dismorphia laja tapajona (Bates, 1861) (Brazil: Pará, Rondônia)
  • Dismorphia laja carthesis (Hewitson, 1869) (Ecuador, Guyana)
  • Dismorphia laja tricolor Grose-Smith & Kirby, 1897 (Colombia)
  • Dismorphia laja jurua Röber, 1924 (Brazil: Amazonas)
  • Dismorphia laja spectabilis Avinoff, 1926 (Bolivia)
  • Dismorphia laja koenigi Baumann & Reissinger, 1969 (Peru)
  • Dismorphia laja rosina Lamas, 2004 (Peru)

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Dismorphia, Site of Markku Savela
  2. ^ Butterflies of the Andes