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Butterflies of the Amazon and Andes
d'Abrera's Pigmy
Baeotis staudingeri  D'ABRERA, 1994
Family - RIODINIDAE
subfamily - RIODININAE
Tribe -
Baeotis staudingeri, Satipo, Peru  Adrian Hoskins
Introduction
There are at least 20 species in the genus Baeotis, found variously from Mexico to Bolivia. They are small butterflies, and mostly very similar in appearance, with broad creamy markings, and metallic silvery submarginal lines, on a dark brown or sooty ground colour.
Baeotis staudingeri appears to be restricted to Peru.
Baeotis staudingeri, Satipo, Peru  Adrian Hoskins
Habitats
This is a mid-elevation species found in the vicinity of streams, ditches or wet ground, at altitudes between about 300-900m. The butterfly can be found throughout the year.
Lifecycle
The lifecycle and larval foodplants are unknown.
Baeotis staudingeri, Satipo, Peru  Adrian Hoskins
Adult behaviour

In common with other Baeotis species, the adults habitually bask with their wings held flat, and with the forewings angled forward.

 

 

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