Dione juno (Cramer, 1779

Common Name:

Papilio juno (Cramer, 1779)

Natural History:

A deep orange color and a very active flight, is a butterfly which draws much attention.This species is similar to Dryas julia and Agraulis vanillae, showing the same pattern of colors. Is there not  sexual dimorphism.

 In the evening the adults form small groups, on the same plant. Eggs can be found in shoots or leaves of passion fruit.The caterpillar is brown and has bristles  (Berti & Cerignoni (2010). Biological aspects in laboratory conditions can be seen in Boica Junior et al. 2008)

Brasil; Ecuador; México; Paraguay; Suriname
Feeding Caterpillars:

Host-plants recorded in Brazil (Beccaloni et al. 2008) included plants:

Passifloraceae: Passiflora alata, Passiflora bahiensis, Passiflora cincinnata, Passiflora coccinea, Passiflora cornuta, Passiflora edulis, Passiflora filamentosa, Passiflora mamacophylla, Passiflora microcarpa, Passiflora mucronata, Passiflora odontophylla?, Passiflora quadrangulares, Passiflora quadriglandulosa, Passiflora sidaefolia, Passiflora speciosa.

black, brown, metallic, orange
Beccaloni G.W, Viloria A.L., Hall S.K., Robinson G.S. (2008):
Catalogue of the hostplants of the Neotropical butterflies. Book., London, S.E.A., Ribes, CYTED, Natural History Museum, IVIC: 1-536
Berti Filho E., Cerignoni J.A. (2010):
Borboletas. Book., Piracicaba, FEALQ: 1-94
Boica Junior A.L., Angelini M.R., Oliveira J.C. (2008):
Aspectos biológicos de Dione juno juno (Cramer) (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) em genótipos de maracujazeiro. Rev. Bras.Frutic.. 30 (1): 101-105
dione juno dorsal

From dorsal

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

From ventral

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