Butterflies of the Amazon and Andes
Dyar's Ringlet
Euptychoides hotchkissi  DYAR, 1913
subfamily - SATYRINAE
subtribe - EUPTYCHIINA
Euptychoides hotchkissi, Pauti, Junin, Peru Adrian Hoskins
There are 1100 known species of Satyrinae in the neotropical region. About 400 of these are placed in the Euptychiina. Butterflies within this tribe include the "ringlet" genera Euptychia, Magneuptychia, Harjesia, Cissia, Caeruleuptychia, Magneuptychia, Harjesia etc; together with Oressinoma and the various "wood nymph" genera i.e. Parataygetis, Posttaygetis and Taygetis. Most are inhabitants of the forest understorey and tend to fly close to the ground.
There are 11 species in the genus Euptychoides.
This species appears to be confined to Peru.
The butterfly occurs in lowland rainforest at elevations between about 200-600m.
The lifecycle is unrecorded, but it is likely to be similar to that of other members of the Euptychiina, in which the eggs are globular, and usually laid singly on or near the foodplants. These according to species may be either grasses, palms or arrowroots. The larvae in common with those of other Satyrines is likely to be green or pale brown in colour with numerous thin paler and darker stripes running along the back and sides.
Adult behaviour

The adults settle on low foliage or on boulders, and are active in bright sunshine.



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