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Butterflies of the Amazon and Andes
Corcyra Dartwhite
Catasticta corcyra  FELDER & FELDER, 1859
Family - PIERIDAE
subfamily - PIERINAE
Tribe - PIERINI

Catasticta corcyra, Manu cloudforest, 900m  Adrian Hoskins
Introduction
The genus Catasticta is comprised of about 90 species, all found in the Andes or the Cordilleras of Central America. The species are often extremely difficult to identify, most having very similar patterns on both wing surfaces.
Catasticta corcyra is restricted to southern Peru and Bolivia.
Habitats
Like other members of the genus, this is a cloudforest butterfly, and is found at altitudes between about 600-2200m.
Lifecycle
To be completed.
Adult behaviour

Males are usually found singly. They often sit wedged amongst small semi-submerged rocks and pebbles at the edge of shallow streams, or where small fords cross mountain roads. At these times they are very reluctant to move, perhaps because the cool water reduces their body temperature.

Females rarely settle on the ground, and are instead encountered in flight on mountain passes, or when feeding at flowers at cloudforest / grassland transition zones.

 

 

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