Zebra

Colobura dirce (coh-loh-BOO-rah DUR-see)

Zebra - imago - Studley Grange Butterfly World - 15-Jul-07 [James Bailey]
Photo © James Bailey
 

Checklist Number
59.0221

Family:NymphalidaeRafinesque, 1815
Subfamily:NymphalinaeRafinesque, 1815
Tribe:NymphaliniRafinesque, 1815
Genus:ColoburaBillberg, 1820
Subgenus:  
Species:dirce(Linnaeus, 1758)

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Introduction

This is a species from central and northern South America. A single specimen was found in a bunch of bananas in Eastbourne in December 1933 and is clearly an accidental introduction.

Colobura dirce

This species was first defined in Linnaeus (1758) as shown here (type locality: Not stated).

Zebra - imago - Studley Grange Butterfly World - 15-Jul-07 [James Bailey]

Male
Photo © James Bailey

Colobura dirce (male), Earnley Butterfly House (12 April 2012)

Male Underside
Photo © Mark Colvin

Female

Female Underside

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History

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Conservation Status

No conservation action is relevant for this species.

Habitat

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Distribution

2. Adventive
 

This species is considered an adventive, which is a species which arrives in the British Isles with the direct assistance of an external vector, without which it would not be present. Adventives are species that one would not expect to find in this country, either through inadvertent migration or through any other natural means of dispersal, with the exception perhaps of the most extreme meteorological event or possibly the transportation of a stage in the life cycle in a highly unlikely but natural means (e.g. an ovum or larva being transported upon the foot, bill, or plumage of a migratory bird).

Life Cycle

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Imago

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Colobura dirce

Zebra - imago - Studley Grange Butterfly World - 15-Jul-07 (2) [James Bailey]

Photo © James Bailey

Zebra - imago - Studley Grange Butterfly World - 15-Jul-07 [James Bailey]

Photo © James Bailey

Zebra - Papiliorama, Bern, Switzerland 21-Nov-2013

Photo © Padfield
21-Nov-2013

Colobura dirce (male), Earnley Butterfly House (9 April 2012)

Photo © Mark Colvin
09-Apr-2012

Colobura dirce (male), Earnley Butterfly House (12 April 2012)

Photo © Mark Colvin
09-Apr-2012

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Ovum

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Larva

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Pupa

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Aberrations

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Similar Species

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References

The species description provided here references the following publications:

ReferenceDetails
Billberg (1820) Billberg, G.J. (1820) Enumeratio insectorum in Museo.
Linnaeus (1758) Linnaeus, C. (1758) Systema Naturae. Edition 10.
Rafinesque (1815) Rafinesque, C.S. (1815) Analyse de la nature ou Tableau de l'univers et des corps organisés.