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Phoebis argante, commonly known as the apricot sulphur or orange-barred sulphur, is a species of butterfly found in the Americas, primarily in the tropical and subtropical regions. With its striking appearance, the apricot sulphur is known for its vibrant orange wings adorned with distinctive black markings. The wingspan of Phoebis argante can range from 2.5 to 3 inches, making it a medium-sized butterfly in the Pieridae family. These butterflies are often observed in open habitats, such as gardens, meadows, and forest clearings, where they feed on nectar from various flowers.

 

Marpesia zerynthia, on the other hand, is commonly referred to as the zebra mosaic or zerynthia butterfly. This species belongs to the Nymphalidae family and is distributed in the neotropical regions of Central and South America. Marpesia zerynthia is known for its unique and intricate wing patterns, resembling the black and white stripes of a zebra. The wings have a distinctive mosaic-like appearance, with a combination of stripes and spots that serve as a form of camouflage in their natural habitats. These butterflies are typically found in dense tropical forests, where they flutter gracefully through the understory, feeding on rotting fruits and other organic matter.

 

Both Phoebis argante and Marpesia zerynthia contribute to the rich biodiversity of their respective ecosystems, playing essential roles in pollination and ecological balance. Their captivating colors and patterns make them subjects of fascination for butterfly enthusiasts and researchers alike, contributing to our understanding of the intricate relationships between insects and their environments.

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