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Butterflies of the Amazon and Andes
Felder's Pigmy
Baeotis zonata  FELDER, 1869
Family - RIODINIDAE
subfamily - RIODININAE
Tribe -
Baeotis zonata, Otun Quimbaya, Colombia  Peter Bygate
Introduction
There are at least 20 species in the genus Baeotis, found variously from Mexico to Bolivia. They are small butterflies, and mostly quite similar in appearance, with broad creamy bands on a dark brown or sooty ground colour.
Baeotis zonata is distributed from Mexico to Colombia and Venezuela.
Habitats
This species inhabits cloudforest at elevations between about 1000-1800m.
Lifecycle
To be completed.
Adult behaviour

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

 

 

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