Royal firetip

Mysoria barcastus

Mysoria barcastus is a species of butterfly find in Central and South America. It was described by Jan Sepp in 1851 as Papilio barcastus.
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Naming

Subspecies
Mysoria barcastus alta Evans, 1951
Mysoria barcastus ambigua Mabille & Boullet, 1908
Mysoria barcastus antila Evans, 1951
Mysoria barcastus proxima Mabille & Boullet, 1908
Mysoria barcastus venezuelae Scudder, 1871

Synonyms
Papilio acastus Cramer, 1775
Mysoria barta Evans 1951
Pyrrhopyge verbena Butler, 1869

Distribution

Mysoria barcastus barcastus
Mysoria barcastus alta Evans, 1951; found in Trinidad and Tobago
Mysoria barcastus ambigua (Mabille & Boullet, 1908); found in Mexico, Costa Rica, Honduras, Colombia and Paraguay
Mysoria barcastus antila Evans, 1951; found in Brazil
Mysoria barcastus barta Evans, 1951; found in Bolivia, Paraguay, Argentine and Brazil.
Mysoria barcastus venezuelae (Scudder, 1872); found in Honduras, Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil, Surinam and Guyane

Food

Host plants of the caterpillar are Casearia, Casearia arguta, Casearia corymbosa, Casearia sylvestris and Zuelania guidonia.

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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionArthropoda
ClassInsecta
OrderLepidoptera
FamilyHesperiidae
GenusMysoria
SpeciesMysoria barcastus
Photographed in
Trinidad and Tobago