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Butterflies of the Amazon and Andes
Eastern Tailed Blue
Cupido comyntas  GODART, 1824
Family - LYCAENIDAE
subfamily - POLYOMMATINAE
Tribe -
subtribe -
Cupido comyntas texana, Tatama NP, Colombia  Adrian Hoskins
Introduction
About 120 members of the cosmopolitan subfamily Polyommatinae occur in the neotropical region. Most are confined to the temperate grasslands of the high Andes, although a few species occur at much lower altitudes.
The genus Cupido has representatives in Europe, Africa, Asia and North America. Only one species has a range that extends to South America - comyntas, which occurs from eastern Canada to Colombia, Venezuela and Ecuador.
Habitats
This species is found in grassy habitats at altitudes between about 100-1800m.
Lifecycle
To be completed.
Adult behaviour

The butterflies are very active in sunny conditions, but in overcast weather they roost on flowers or grass-heads, usually assuming a head-downwards posture.

 

 

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