The Silver-Spotted Flambeau, Dione juno
The Silver-Spotted Flambeau is found in Central and South America, from Mexico to Paraguay.
The dorsal wing surface is a brilliant reddish-orange edged and veined with black. The wing underside is light reddish-brown and patterned with silvery-white streaks and spots. Each ventral forewing has a large light orange patch.
Unlike other Heliconian species, the Silver-Spotted Flambeau does not feed on pollen. The adults fly quickly and erratically. They prefer open, sunny areas, and may be found up to 2500 m in altitude. Mature caterpillars are black and covered in orange spots and black spines. The chrysalids are wrinkled and brown, and, when hung from branches, look like dead leaves.Click here to go back to Butterflies Main Page >