Butterflies of the
Amazon and Andes
Family - NYMPHALIDAE
subfamily - SATYRINAE
Tribe - SATYRINI
subtribe - EUPTYCHIINA
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
Magneuptychia, Harjesia etc;
together with Oressinoma and the
various "wood nymph" genera i.e. Parataygetis,
Taygetis. Most are inhabitants of the forest understorey and
tend to fly close to the ground.
are 11 species in the genus
species appears to be confined to Peru.
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.
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.
The adults settle on low foliage or on boulders, and are active in