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Butterflies of the Amazon and Andes
Cucullina Ringlet
Hermeuptychia cucullina  WEYMER, 1911
Family - NYMPHALIDAE
subfamily - SATYRINAE
Tribe - SATYRINI
subtribe - EUPTYCHIINA
Hermeuptychia cucullina, Tatama NP, Colombia  Adrian Hoskins
Introduction
There are about 400 known species in the subtribe Euptychiina, which includes all the neotropical 'ringlet' butterflies. Until fairly recently almost all were included in the genus Euptychia, but the revisions by Forster ( 1964 ) and Lamas ( 2004 ) divided this 'convenience' genus into a number of smaller genera, including Caeruleuptychia, Cissia, Magneuptychia, Cepheuptychia, Chloreuptychia, Hermeuptychia and Euptychioides.
The genus Hermeuptychia comprises of 13 known species distributed variously from southern Texas to Bolivia, with the highest diversity of species in Peru.
Hermeuptychia cucullina is a common and widespread species found from Colombia to Bolivia.
Habitats
This species is found in cloudforest at elevations between about 1000-1800m.
Lifecycle
To be completed.
Adult behaviour

The butterflies are found along roadsides and in open disturbed forest, where they can be found resting on grasses.

 

 

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