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Butterflies of the Amazon and Andes
Purplish Bent-Skipper
Camptopleura termon  HOPFFER, 1874
Family - HESPERIIDAE
subfamily - PYRGINAE
Tribe - ERYNNINI
Camptopleura termon, Tingo Maria, Peru Adrian Hoskins
Introduction
The Pyrginae, popularly known as Flats or Spreadwings, are a cosmopolitan subfamily distributed across temperate and tropical habitats throughout the world. In the Americas there are 990 species.
The Spreadwings include a subgroup  - the genera Cycloglypha, Ebrietas, and Camptopleura, which are known as Bent-Skippers because they habitually hold their forewings in a bent position, with the apex angled downwards. All are small or medium sized butterflies, with attractive patterns of wavy lines, overlaid with a bluish or purplish sheen.
The genus Camptopleura comprises of 6 known species, found variously from Mexico to Bolivia and Argentina. The differences between the various species are minor, but termon can be distinguished from the others by the more suffused markings on its hindwings.
Camptopleura termon is found in Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Ecuador, Peru and Brazil.
Habitats
This butterfly is found in the vicinity of streams and rivers in forested areas, at altitudes between about 500-800m.
Lifecycle
To be completed.
Adult behaviour

Males are usually observed as singletons, when visiting sandbanks to imbibe mineralised moisture. I have not observed the female.

Camptopleura termon, Tingo Maria, Peru Adrian Hoskins

 

 

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