Butterflies of the
Amazon and Andes
Family - RIODINIDAE
subfamily - RIODININAE
huebneri, Satipo, Peru
© Dave Griffiths
The genus Adelotypa includes 29
currently recognised species, but is in the process of revision. The
illustrated species huebneri is placed
in Livendula by some authorities.
species significantly in colour and pattern. Some such as
and densemaculata are predominantly
brown. Others including amasis and
annulifera are banded with white on a
brown ground colour. Another group including
glauca and curulis are
predominantly blue. One feature common to almost all species is the
presence of well developed ovoid maculae in the basal area of the
wings. There are several which are similar in colour and pattern to
pauxilla, aristus and
asemna, so correct species
determination requires careful study of the markings.
huebneri is found in Brazil and Peru.
This species is found in primary rainforest at altitudes between
To be completed.
Both sexes habitually rest beneath the leaves of
saplings in the forest understorey, but sometimes bask on the upper
surface of leaves in light gaps or places where dappled sunlight
filters through from the canopy.