Brassolid in So TX (was "Limberlost")

Mike Quinn mqnature at
Mon Jun 21 17:58:23 EDT 1999

Pierre ZAGATTI wrote:

>With their larvae feeding on various palm trees or banana plants,
>the Brassolids (namely Nymphalidae Brassolinae) are probably
>susceptible to be moved everywhere in the world.

I believe that *Opsiphanes boisduvalii* is a resident just over the border
in northern Nuevo Leon, Mexico. No larvae were seen in association with the
specimen collected in south Texas. Apparently no Brassolid has been
documented north of Mexico.

Mike Quinn, Donna, TX

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