Oleria aegle (Fabricius, 1776)

Common Name:
Aegle clearwing

Papilio aegle (Fabricius, 1776)

Natural History:

In the genus Oleria 50 species are described in the Neotropics (Lamas 2004). These butterflies form a mimecry complex  involving other families of butterflies (Pieridae Nymphalidae, Riodinidae) and moths (Arctiidae) (Beccaloni, 1997).

These butterflies are graceful and flying gently. Is observed resting on  vegetation or flying  searching  flowers to feed.

Feeding Adult:

Feed on nectar of flowers

Feeding Caterpillars:

In the Neotropics are recorded as host-plants of Oleria spp. species various of  Solanaceae: Solanum spp., Lycianthes spp. 

transparent, orange, brown
open, forest edge
Beccaloni G.W. (1997):
Ecology, natural history and behaviour of ithomiine butterflies and their mimics in Ecuador (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Ithomiinae). Tropical Lepidoptera. 8(2): 103-124
Lamas G. (2004):
Atlas of neotropical Lepidoptera - Checklist: Part 4A Hesperioidea - Papilionoidea. Book.: 1-439
oleria egra

From dorsal

Specimen deposited in the Collection of Invertebrates INPA, Manaus, Amazonas