The Isabella, Eueides isabella
The Isabella is found in Brazil and north to the West Indies and Mexico. Occasionally, some migrate to Texas. They inhabit subtropical forests, scrub, or bushy fields. Adults feed on nectar, and roost alone under leaves at night. Caterpillars feed on passion vine (Passifloraceae). .
The Isabella looks similar to the Ismenius Tiger. The bottom edge of the hindwing is black with a row of small white spots, a feature not found on the Ismenius Tiger. The dorsal and ventral surfaces are similar. Towards the body, the forewings are orange with a horizontal black stripe, while the tips are black with white spots. The hindwings are orange with a black stripe.The wing span measures 8 – 9 cm.Click here to go back to Butterflies Main Page >