Butterflies of the
Amazon and Andes
HALL & WILLMOTT, 1995
Family - RIODINIDAE
subfamily - RIODININAE
Tatama NP, Colombia
© Adrian Hoskins
Argyrogrammana comprises of 33
described species, all restricted to the neotropical region. All are
small butterflies which share a common wing shape, but the colours
and patterns vary considerably from species to species. The wings of
stilbe for example are yellow, covered
with dozens of tiny reddish dots; while
trochila has a metallic blue ground colour and is decorated
with a series of fine black stripes.
caelestina is found in
Colombia and Ecuador.
This species inhabits cloudforest
at elevations between about 1000-1800m.
To be completed.
Both sexes tend to be
found singly. They have an erratic but not particularly rapid flight,
and settle habitually under the leaves of ferns and other low