|Order: Lepidoptera (le-pid-OP-ter-a) (Info)|
Genus: Urbanus (ur-BAY-nus) (Info)
Species: proteus (PRO-tee-us) (Info)
This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:
Boca Raton, Florida
Fernandina Beach, Florida
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Pembroke Pines, Florida
South Daytona, Florida
Manning, South Carolina
Oakland, South Carolina
Eagleton Village, Tennessee
Fort Worth, Texas
Roman Forest, Texas
|Neutral ||justmeLisa ||On Aug 1, 2006, justmeLisa from Brewers, KY
(Zone 6b) wrote:
I enjoy these butterflies in my garden. They love lantana as nectar plants. I would rate them as a positive because I enjoy them. However, many farmers rate these butterflies as a negative. Their larvae spend their lives munching on legume leaves. Their larvae is known as the bean leaf rollers.
|Neutral ||steadycam3 ||On Nov 21, 2012, steadycam3 from Houston Heights, TX
(Zone 9a) wrote:
Found cats on my lima bean leaves, could only find two. Captured the smallest one and reared it on bean leaves. FYI, it ate very little of about 3 leaves. It took 42 days from an inch long baby cat to eclosed adult. See my photos of cats (out of focus) and of the chrysalis and adult in bug files photos.
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