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Butterflies of the Amazon and Andes
Nolcken's Spreadwing
Zera nolckeni  MABILLE, 1891
Family - HESPERIIDAE
subfamily - PYRGINAE
Tribe - ACHLYODINI
Zera nolckeni, Ecuador 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.
The genus Zera contains 8 species, distributed variously from Mexico to Bolivia.
Zera nolckeni is the commonest and most widely distributed member of the genus, being found from Vera Cruz in Mexico to Peru, Bolivia and east across much of Brazil.
Habitats
This is a species of disturbed evergreen and deciduous habitats between about 100-1200m.
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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