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Zerene Hübner 1819

dogface butterflies

Andrew V. Z. Brower
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 Zerene cesonia, Southern dogface
taxon links [up-->]Zerene cesonia [up-->]Zerene eurydice [down<--]Coliadinae Interpreting the tree
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Containing group: Coliadinae


The two species of "dogface" butterflies occur in warmer regions of North and South America. The vernacular name refers to the yellow and black markings on the dorsal surface of the forewing, which looks somewhat like the profile of a dog.

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The dogface pattern on the wings of the Southern dogface, Zerene cesonia. Left: ventral view © 2008 Ken Bosma; right: dorsal view © 2007 Anne Toal

Other Names for Zerene Hübner 1819

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Scientific Name Zerene eurydice and Keckiella antirrhinoides var. antirrhinoides
Location central San Diego County, California, USA
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Behavior pollinating Chaparral Beard-tongue (Keckiella antirrhinoides var. antirrhinoides)
Source Zerene eurydice
Source Collection Flickr
Copyright © 2007 squamatologist
Zerene cesonia, Southern dogface
Scientific Name Zerene cesonia
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Identified By Jeff Oliver
Copyright © 2000
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Brower, Andrew V. Z. 2009. Zerene Hübner 1819. dogface butterflies. Version 13 February 2009 (under construction). http://tolweb.org/Zerene/76406/2009.02.13 in The Tree of Life Web Project, http://tolweb.org/

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