Butterflies of the
Amazon and Andes
Family - NYMPHALIDAE
Tribe - COEINI
Pantiacolla, Rio Alto Madre de Dios, Peru
© Adrian Hoskins
4 species in of the genus Baeotus, all
of which are confined to the neotropics.
Baeotus beotus is
said to occur from Costa Rica to the southern Amazon. Some
taxonomists argue that it is confined to Colombia, and that similar
specimens from other parts of the neotropics are forms of
aeilus ( =
Junin, Peru ©
wet tropical forests at altitudes below about 800m.
Unknown. The genus appears to be very closely related to
Historis, which suggests that
Moraceae and Urticaceae are probable foodplants.
Males are usually seen singly,
resting on tree trunks, or feeding at fallen fruit. They also
aggregate with other Nymphalidae to imbibe dissolved minerals at damp
sand on riverbanks.
Peru © Adrian