Molecular Biology and Genetics
Barcode data: Smyrna blomfildia
Below is a sequence of the barcode region Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI or COX1) from a member of the species.
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Smyrna blomfildia
Public Records: 21
Specimens with Barcodes: 36
Species With Barcodes: 1
Smyrna blomfildia, common name Blomfild's Beauty, is a species of butterfly in the Nymphalidae family.
- Smyrna blomfildia blomfildia Fabricius, 1793 (Brazil)
- Smyrna blomfildia datis Fruhstorfer, 1908 (Mexico to Panama)
Smyrna blomfildia has a wingspan of about 75–90 millimetres (3.0–3.5 in). The basic color of the wings is red-orange in males, brown in females. The upperside of the forewings show a black apex with three white spots. The underside of hindwings has brown and tan wavy markings with a few submarginal spots.
The larvae are black, with a bright orange head and strong spines along the white sides. They feed on Urticaceae (Urticastrum, Urrera baccifera), while adults feed on rotting fruits. Males of these butterflies are usyally seen in large aggregations imbibing mineralised moisture.
Distribution and habitat
Blomfild's Beauty can be found from South Texas and Mexico to Peru through Central America. These butterflies live in tropical forests  at an elevation of 0–1,200 metres (0–3,937 ft) above sea level.
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