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Butterflies of the Amazon and Andes
Angular Metalmark
Amphiselenis chama  STAUDINGER, 1887
Family - RIODINIDAE
subfamily - RIODININAE
Tribe - RIODININI
Amphiselenis chama, Medellin, Colombia Adrian Hoskins
Introduction
This unusual butterfly is the only member of the genus Amphiselenis. Its closest relatives are the dazzling metallic blue Lasaia species. The angular wing shape of chama makes it almost impossible to confuse with any other butterfly.
Amphiselenis chama is known only from Colombia and Venezuela.
Habitats
This species is found in cloudforest habitats at elevations between about 1500-2000m.
Lifecycle
To be completed.
Adult behaviour

Males are usually encountered singly, imbibing moisture from the edges of puddles. They are active in cloudy conditions as well as in sunlight.

Amphiselenis chama, Medellin, Colombia Adrian Hoskins

 

 

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