Home

 

 
Butterflies of the Amazon and Andes
Triple-dot Iliana
Iliana purpurascens  MABILLE & BOULLET, 1912
Family - HESPERIIDAE
subfamily - PYRGINAE
Tribe - EUDAMINI

Iliana purpurascens, Satipo, Peru  Adrian Hoskins
Introduction
The Pyrginae, popularly known as Flats or Spreadwings, are a cosmopolitan subfamily distributed across temperate and tropical habitats throughout the world. In the Americas there are 990 species.
The tribe Eudamini includes 44 genera in the Americas, amongst which are the Long-tailed Skippers Urbanus, Chioides and Aguna; and other familiar genera including Phocides, Autochton, Astraptes Pellicia and Calaenorrhinus.
The genus Iliana comprises of 4 species. Iliana heros is similar to purpurascens but lacks the 3 tiny white apical dots, as do the other 2 species romulus and remus. The latter 2 are both very plain and have only very vague suffused dark markings.
Iliana purpurascens is known from Brazil and Peru.
Habitats
This species is found in tropical and subtropical forest at altitudes between about 200-800m.
Lifecycle
To be completed.
Adult behaviour

The butterflies have a rapid whirring flight, and are so quick on the wing that they are only normally observed when they settle to imbibe moisture from river beaches or urine tainted soil.

 

 

Contact  /  About me

Butterfly-watching holidays

Trip reports

UK latest sightings

Frequently asked questions

Strange but true !

Taxonomy & Evolution

Anatomy

Lifecycle

Enemies of butterflies

Survival strategies

Migration & dispersal

Habitats - UK / Palaearctic

Habitats - Tropical rainforests

Butterfly world census

Butterflies of the World :

British Isles

Europe

Amazon & Andes

North America

temperate Asia

Africa

Indian subcontinent

Malaysia & Borneo

Papua New Guinea

Australia & N.Z.

Insects of Britain & Europe

Insects of Amazonia

Moths of the Andes

Saturniidae - Silkmoths

Caterpillars of the World

Butterfly Photography

Recommended Books

Glossary

Links

Code of practice

Copyright - text & images

Copyright - text & images

X

X

X

X

 

All photographs, artwork, text & website design are the property of Adrian Hoskins ( unless otherwise stated ) and are protected by Copyright. Photographs or text on this website must not be reproduced in part or in whole or published elsewhere without prior written consent of Adrian Hoskins / learnaboutbutterflies.com

Site hosted by Just Host