Colobura dirce

Colobura dirce, the Dirce beauty, mosaic or zebra mosaic, is a butterfly of the family Nymphalidae. It is found in Central America. the Caribbean, and northern South America.

Dirce beauty
Dirce Beauty Colobura dirce.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Colobura
C. dirce
Binomial name
Colobura dirce
Colobura dirce.png
Approximate range of the Dirce beauty
note: Caribbean sightings missing
  • Papilio dirce

The length of the forewings is about 33 mm.

The larvae feed on Cecropia species.


There are two recognised subspecies:[1]

  • C. d. dirce (Linnaeus, 1758)
  • C. d. wolcotti Comstock, 1942


  1. ^ "Colobura Billberg, 1820" at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms