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Green-banded Urania
Green-banded Urania Dorsal
General Information
Universe Real Life
Classification Urania leilus
Species Type Day-Flying Moth
Homeworld Earth
Environment Primary & Secondary Rainforests: Riverbanks
Intelligence Non-Sapient
Biochemistry Carbon-based lifeform
Biological Information
Average Wingspan 70 mm (2.8 in)
Locomotion Flight
Feeding Behavior Herbivorous
Prey Omphalea
Lineage Information
Related Species Urania Swallowtail Moth
Cultural Information
Alignment Neutral
Sociocultral characteristics
Scientific Taxonomy
Planet Earth
Domain Eukaryota
Kingdom Animalia
Subkingdom Eumetazoa
Infrakingdom Bilateria
Superphylum Ecdysozoa
Phylum Arthropoda
Subphylum Hexapoda
Class Insecta
Subclass Pterygota
Infraclass Neoptera
Superorder Panorpida
Order Lepidoptera
Superfamily Geometroidea
Family Uraniidae
Subfamily Uraniinae
Genus Urania
Species leilus
Other Information
Status Least Concern
Creator Somarinoa

The Green-banded Urania is a day-flying moth found along riverbanks in primary and secondary rainforests at elevations between sea level and 800 m (2,600 ft), in tropical zones in South America east of the Andes Mountains, which includes Brazil, northern Bolivia, eastern Columbia and Ecuador, French Guiana, eastern Peru, Suriname, Trinidad, and Venezuela. It is also reported as a vagrant to central and northern Lesser Antilles locations such as Barbados, Dominica, and St. Kitts.

As with other Urania species, Green-banded Urania caterpillars feed exclusively upon the toxic Omphalea.

They are very similar to and sometimes confused for their relatives, the Urania Swallowtail Moth. However, the Urania Swallowtail is found west of the Andes in South and Central America, including Mexico, and they are slightly smaller and have less white to the "tail". The two species are treated as conspecific.

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