Undet. "Papiolionid"- U. fulgens Vs. U. leilus

Chris Durden drdn at mail.utexas.edu
Wed Nov 4 15:35:45 EST 1998

According to the excellent comparason below by Robert Russell, the
road-kill Uraniid from south Texas is U. fulgens:


<snip> This will be the third specimen recorded from Texas. Previous
records were from San Isabel (Cameron Co.) and White Rock Lake (Dallas). It is
one of our infrequent hurricane waifs. It is a tropical evergreen forest
species that normally does not venture much north of Veracruz and ranges
from there south to the Amazon and beyond. On occasion it swarms in
emigrational flocks. If one of these flocks is disrupted by a hurricane it
can end up in Texas.
.............Chris Durden
Curator of the Texas Memorial Museum
Austin, TX
drdn at mail.utexas.edu
cdrdn at earthling.net

Michael A. Quinn, Texas A&M University,  <mqnature at hiline.net>
K-12 Insect Site: http://entowww.tamu.edu/entoweb/ (Now Faster)

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