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Butterflies of the Amazon and Andes
Spangled Golden Emesis
Emesis cerea   LINNAEUS, 1767
Family - RIODINIDAE
subfamily - RIODININAE
Tribe - Incertae sedis

Emesis cerea, Rio Cristalino, Mato Grosso, Brazil Tony Hoare
Introduction
There are 41 known species of Emesis, all of which are confined to the neotropical region.
Most Emesis species are brownish in colour, and marked with dots and dashes similar in pattern to cerea, but the latter has metallic silver markings replacing the black markings of the other Emesis species. It also has a very distinctive costal lobe on the forewings, similar to that found in Caria and Symmachia species. This lobe is more pronounced in males.
Emesis cerea is distributed from Surinam to Paraguay.
Habitats
This is a lowland rainforest species found at altitudes between about 200-800m.
Lifecycle
I have no information specific to cerea. 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

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