Butterflies of the
Amazon and Andes
Family - HESPERIIDAE
subfamily - PYRGINAE
Tribe - EUDAMINI
Medellin, Colombia © Adrian
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
The Eudamini includes 44 genera in the neotropical region.
The genus Cogia contains 15 species,
distributed variously from California to Brazil and Argentina. They
have dull earthy brown uppersides, which in some species are lightly
marbled. Several species have hyaline spots on the forewings. The
undersides are quite variable, being brown, marbled or reticulated
with lighter or darker markings.
Cogia calchas is the most widespread
species. It is distributed from Texas to northern Argentina.
This species is found in disturbed forest habitats at elevations
between sea level and about 800m.
To be completed.
The adults are normally encountered singly, nectaring at
calchas, Santa Fe
de Antioquoia, Colombia © Adrian