Attributes of Dione moneta

Mexican Silverspot
Dione moneta Hübner, [1825]

Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Heliconiinae
Identification: Upperside orange with brown at the wing bases; veins thick and dark. Underside hindwing brown with large silver spots.
Wing Span: 3 - 3 1/4 inches (7.6 - 8.3 cm).
Life History: Eggs are laid singly or in clusters on the host plant. Caterpillars eat slots into the leaves and sometimes feed together in groups. Adults sometimes roost in groups near the ground on short vegetation.
Flight: April-December in Texas, throughout the year in the tropics.
Caterpillar Hosts: Many species of passion-vines (Passifloraceae).
Adult Food: Flower nectar.
Habitat: Edges and openings in evergreen mid-elevation tropical forest.
Range: Brazil north through Central America and Mexico. Strays to southern New Mexico and Texas.
Conservation: Not necessary for stray.
NCGR: G5 - Demonstrably secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.
Management Needs: None reported.
Taxonomy Notes:

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April 25, 2016 Redheart Canyonlands Bandera County, Texas, United States April 25, 2016 Details
May 18, 2015 tripp.davenport@yahoo.com Brewster County, Texas, United States May 18, 2015 Details
February 02, 2014 janazak Mexico, Mexico April 21, 2014 Details
July 19, 2011 luthienstar Guanacaste, Costa Rica February 05, 2013 Details
May 26, 2001 legacy.reporter (Marcus Lindberg) Greenlee County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
May 23, 2005 legacy.reporter (Kilian Roever) Cochise County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
January 11, 2012 cpcdolan Hidalgo County, Texas, United States February 22, 2012 Details
May 08, 2005 stevecary (Christopher Rustay) Roosevelt County, New Mexico, United States February 05, 2011 Details
May 23, 2005 legacy.reporter (Kilian Roever) Cochise County, Arizona, United States January 28, 2009 Details
May 26, 2001 legacy.reporter (Marcus Lindbergh) Greenlee County, Arizona, United States January 28, 2009 Details
October 17, 2006 legacy.reporter (Mike Overton, Paul Opler) Tamaulipas, Mexico October 01, 2007 Details
September 04, 2001 legacy.reporter (North American Butterfly Association (NABA) of South Texas)) Hidalgo County, Texas, United States January 29, 2007 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Sinaloa, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Sonora, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Durango, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Nuevo Leon, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Tamaulipas, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Chihuahua, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Coahuila De Zaragoza, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Otero County, New Mexico, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Culberson County, Texas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Brewster County, Texas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Texas, United States, Uvalde County December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Texas, Terrell County, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Bexar County, Texas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Texas, Travis County, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Dimmit County, Texas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Texas, Starr County, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Texas, Kenedy County, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Texas, Nueces County, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Texas, Real County, United States December 31, 2004 Details