Riodinidae Butterfly Larvae

Riodinidae Butterfly Larvae – Plant Families

Araceae (flowering plants in which flowers are borne on a type of inflorescence called a spadix)

Asteraceae (known as the aster, daisy or sunflower family and is the second largest family of flowering plants, after Orchidaceae, in terms of number of species)

Bromeliaceae (a family of monocot flowering plants of around 2400 species native mainly to the tropical Americas, with a few species found in the American subtropics and one in tropical west Africa)

Bombacaceae (family name based on the genus Bombax)

Cecropiaceae (a genus of about 25 species of trees in the nettle family Cecropiaceae. They are native to tropical South and Central America, where they form one of the most recognisable components of the rainforest, easily identified by their large, circular palmately lobed leaves about 30 – 40 centimetres in diameter, deeply divided into 7 – 11 lobes)

Clusiaceae (a family of plants including about 50 genera and 1200 species of trees and shrubs, often with milky sap and fruits or capsules for seeds)

Dilleniaceae (the botanical name for a family of flowering plants)

Euphorbiaceae (a large family of flowering plants with 240 genera and around 6,000 species. Most are herbs, but some, especially in the tropics, are also shrubs or trees)

Fabaceae (a large and economically important family of flowering plants)

Lecythidaceae (a family of about 20 genera and 250 – 300 species woody plants native to tropical South America and Madagascar)

Loranthaceae (a family of flowering plants consisting of about 75 genera and 1,000 species of woody plants, many of them hemi-parasites, all of them except three having the mistletoe habit)

Malpighiaceae (a family of flowering plants in the order Malpighiales, comprises approximately 75 genera and 1300 species of the tropics and subtropics)

Marantaceae (a family of flowering plants known for its large starchy rhizomes – a horizontal stem of a plant that is usually found underground and often sends out roots and shoots from its nodes)

Melastomataceae (a taxon of dicotyledonous (whose seed typically contains two embryonic leaves or cotyledons) flowering plants found mostly in the tropics (two thirds of the genera are from the New World tropics) comprising some 200 genera and 4500 species. Melastomes are annual or perennial herbs, shrubs, or small trees)

Myrtaceae (a family of dicotyledon plants, placed within the order Myrtales and include Myrtle, clove, guava, feijoa, allspice, and eucalyptus)

Orchidaceae (also called the Orchid family, is the largest family of the flowering plants)

Rubiaceae (a family of flowering plants, variously called the madder, bedstraw, or coffee family. Other common plants included here are gardenia, cinchona, sweet woodruff, partridgeberry, gambier, ixora, and noni)

Sapindaceae (also known as the soapberry family, is a family of flowering plants in the order Sapindales. There are about 140 – 150 genera with 1400-2000 species, including maple, horse chestnut and lychee)

Zingiberaceae (or the Ginger family, a family of flowering plants consisting of aromatic perennial herbs with creeping horizontal or tuberous rhizomes, distributed throughout tropical Africa, Asia and the Americas) as well as bryophytes and lichens.

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