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Butterflies of the Amazon and Andes
Many-banded Grey
Exoplisia hypochalbe  FELDER & FELDER, 1861
Family - RIODINIDAE
subfamily - RIODININAE
Tribe - RIODININI
Exoplisia hypochalbe, Satipo, Peru Adrian Hoskins
Introduction
Butterflies in the genus Exoplisia are closely allied to the metallic blue Lasaia Sapphires. There are 4 species - cadmeis, hypochalbe, hypochloris and myrtis, all of which are neotropical in distribution.
Exoplisia hypochalbe is distributed from Mexico to Bolivia.
Habitats
This species is found in rainforest and cloudforest habitats at altitudes between about 400-1000m.
Lifecycle
Unknown.
Adult behaviour

Males are invariably seen as singletons imbibinng mositure from damp ground. Females are scarce and rarely observed.

 

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