Home

 

 
Butterflies of the Amazon and Andes
Itatiaia Owlet
Dasyophthalma geraensis  REBEL, 1922
Family - NYMPHALIDAE
subfamily - MORPHINAE
Tribe - BRASSOLINI
subtribe - BRASSOLINA
Dasyophthalma geraensis, Itatiaia, 1200m, Brazil Christian Meyn

Introduction
A few decades ago the Owl butterflies and their close relatives were considered to be members of a now defunct family - the Brassolidae. Following revisions by Erlich, Ackery and Wahlberg all of the Brassolidae were reclassified as members of the Nymphalid subfamily Morphinae.
The Morphinae includes about 140 species in the neotropics. Its members include the dazzling blue Morpho species which are placed in the tribe Morphini, and the 93 members of the Brassolini tribe. The latter includes the genera Blepolenis, Brassolis, Caligo, Caligopsis, Catoblepia, Dasyopthalma, Dynastor, Mielkella, Eryphanis, Mimoblepia, Orobrassolis, Opsiphanes, Opoptera, Selenophanes and Penetes. The Brassolini are all crepuscular or nocturnal in behaviour although some species can also occasionally be seen flying by day in dark forest.
There are 4 known Dasyophthalma species - creusa, geraensis, rusina and vertebralis.
Dasyophthalma geraensis occurs only in south eastern Brazil.
Habitats
This species inhabits rainforest and cloudforest at altitudes between about 800-1600m in the Atlantic forests of south eastern Brazil.
Lifecycle
To be completed.
Adult behaviour

To be completed.

 

 

Contact  /  About me

Butterfly-watching holidays

Trip reports

UK latest sightings

Frequently asked questions

Strange but true !

Taxonomy & Evolution

Anatomy

Lifecycle

Enemies of butterflies

Survival strategies

Migration & dispersal

Habitats - UK / Palaearctic

Habitats - Tropical rainforests

Butterfly world census

Butterflies of the World :

British Isles

Europe

Amazon & Andes

North America

temperate Asia

Africa

Indian subcontinent

Malaysia & Borneo

Papua New Guinea

Australia & N.Z.

Insects of Britain & Europe

Insects of Amazonia

Moths of the Andes

Saturniidae - Silkmoths

Caterpillars of the World

Butterfly Photography

Recommended Books

Glossary

Links

Code of practice

Copyright - text & images

Copyright - text & images

X

X

X

X

 

All photographs, artwork, text & website design are the property of Adrian Hoskins ( unless otherwise stated ) and are protected by Copyright. Photographs or text on this website must not be reproduced in part or in whole or published elsewhere without prior written consent of Adrian Hoskins / learnaboutbutterflies.com

Site hosted by Just Host