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Butterflies of the Amazon and Andes
Hosta Spreadwing
Zera hosta  EVANS, 1953
Family - HESPERIIDAE
subfamily - PYRGINAE
Tribe - ACHLYODINI
Zera hosta, Medellin, Colombia 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 genus Zera contains 8 species, distributed variously from Mexico to Bolivia.
Zera hosta is distributed from Mexico to Colombia.
Habitats
This species inhabits rainforest and cloudforest at elevations between about 500-1800m.
Lifecycle
To be completed.
Adult behaviour

The adults are normally encountered singly, either basking on foliage or when imbibing moisture from mud or damp sand.

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