Anteos menippe (Hübner, [1818])

Common Name:
Orange-tipped Angled-Sulphur
Synonyms:

Mancipium menippe (Hübner, [1818])

Colias leachiana (Gogart, 1819)

Rhodocera menippe metioche (Fruhstorfer, 1907)

Gonepteryx menippe ab. Calypso (Röber, 1909)

Gonepteryx menippe ab. Thetis (Röber, 1909)

Natural History:

Anteos menippe can spread through urban areas, where the caterpillars have their host plant. Cassia spp. (Leguminosae)  are used in arborization of streets. The adults feed visiting flowers (e.g. Hibiscus sp. and Euphorbia sp. In the Amazon large agglomerations are observed in riverbanks (Marigo & Otero, 1992).

Distribution:
Brazil; Colombia; Ecuador; Panama; Peru; Venezuela
Habitat:
open, river bank, urban
Feeding Adult:

On nectar, minerals salts

Feeding Caterpillars:

Host-plants compiled by Beccaloni et al. (2008) are:

Cruciferae: Unidentified species

Leguminosae: Caesalpinioideae (Cassia grandis, Cassia spp., Senna bicapsularis, Senna siameaSenna spp.)

Leguminosae: Mimosoideae (Acacia sp.)

Publications:
Otero L.S., Marigo L.C. (1992):
Butterflies of Carajás. Book., Rio de Janeiro, Companhia Vale do Rio Doce: 1-76
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
anteos nature

Puduari river, Parque Nacional Jaú, Amazonas

Photo: Tiago V. Vieira da Costa 

Anteos menippe dorsal
From dorsal

Specimen deposited in the Collection of Invertebrates INPA, Amazonas

anteos menippe novo airao

From ventral

Novo Airão, Amazonas

Foto: Acervo Fundação Vitória Amazônica