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Insect Series / #AS165W Red Mangrove

Rhizophora mangle Linnaeus, 1753 Rhizophoraceae Pantropical
With caterpillar and nectar host
Mangrove Skipper Phocides pigmalion Cramer, 1779 Hesperiidae North & South America

Red mangrove trees are native to North America and are pollinated by many insects including the mangrove skipper butterfly. Mangrove skippers are of West Indian origin. The caterpillars gather in silken webs during metamorphosis then, utilize red mangrove leaves for food.

Original watercolor Image 7” x 9” 260lb HP
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2009 Debra Jane Carey,


Insect Series / #AS165W Red Mangrove


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