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Butterflies of the Amazon and Andes
Banded Demon
Trina geometrina  FELDER & FELDER, 1867
Family - HESPERIIDAE
subfamily - PYRGINAE
Tribe - PYRGINI
Trina geometrina  Peru Tony Hoare
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.
About 580 species are placed within the tribe Pyrgini.
The genus Trina comprises a single species geometrina. It is distributed from Colombia to Bolivia.
Habitats
This species is found in rainforest and pre-montane forest at altitudes between about 200-1200m.
Lifecycle
To be completed.
Adult behaviour

Males can be seen in two's and three's imbibing mineralised moisture from mud, seepages and river beaches.

 

 

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