Butterflies of the Amazon and Andes
Silky Emesis
Emesis brimo  GODMAN & SALVIN, 1889
subfamily - RIODININAE
Tribe - Incertae sedis
Emesis brimo progne, male, Satipo, Peru Adrian Hoskins
There are 41 species in the genus Emesis, all confined to the neotropical region. Most are brownish in colour, marked with a pattern of short wavy lines. Several of the species can be quite difficult to tell apart, requiring close examination of the markings.
Emesis brimo is distributed from Panama to Bolivia. The subspecies progne is found in Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia.
This species is found in rainforest and cloudforest habitats, at altitudes between about 400-1200m.
I have no information specific to brimo. The eggs of Emesis species are typically white and highly sculptured. They are laid singly or in clusters of up to 30, according to species. The known larval foodplants encompass the families Ranunculaceae, Euphorbiaceae, Rhizophoraceae, Sterculiaceae, Anacardiaceae and Nyctaginaceae.
Adult behaviour

Males are usually encountered singly amidst aggregations of mud-puddling butterflies on river beaches and similar habitats. They are only active in hot sunny conditions.

Emesis brimo progne, Satipo, Peru Adrian Hoskins



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