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Butterflies of the Amazon and Andes
Ochreous Emesis
Emesis lupina  GODMAN & SALVIN, 1886
Family - RIODINIDAE
subfamily - RIODININAE
Tribe - Incertae sedis
Emesis lupina, male, Rio Claro, Colombia Adrian Hoskins
Introduction
The distinctive wing pattern and shape of Emesis make them instantly recognisable as a genus, but some of the 41 species can be difficult to tell apart, requiring close examination of the markings.
Emesis lupina is found from Mexixo to Brazil.
Habitats
This species occurs in primary and secondary forest, at altitudes between about 200-1000m.
Lifecycle
I have no information specific to lupina. 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 scarcer than those of mandana, but are usually seen in similar habitats - along dirt roads, rocky river beaches, and sunlit forest trails. I have not seen the female.

Emesis lupina, male, Satipo, Peru Adrian Hoskins

 

 

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