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Butterflies of the Amazon and Andes
Stichel's Jewelmark
Anteros cruentatus  STICHEL, 1911
Family - RIODINIDAE
subfamily - RIODININAE
Tribe - HELICOPINI
Anteros cruentatus, Tatama NP, Colombia Adrian Hoskins
Introduction
There are 16 species in the genus Anteros, distributed variously from Mexico to Bolivia. The genus is closely allied to Sarota and Helicopis, and like them is characterised by having silvery markings on the underside wings, and very 'furry' legs.
Anteros cruentatus is found in Colombia and Ecuador.
Habitats
This species is found in cloudforest at elevations between about 1000-1600m.
Lifecycle
To be completed.
Adult behaviour

The adults are elusive and usually encountered singly in the vicinity of rivers or streams. Males can sometimes be found settled on the ground imbibing mineralised moisture. They always hold their wings erect when settled.

 

 

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