Butterflies of the
Amazon and Andes
Family - NYMPHALIDAE
subfamily - SATYRINAE
Tribe - SATYRINI
subtribe - EUPTYCHIINA
Hermeuptychia cucullina, Tatama NP, Colombia ©
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
Hermeuptychia comprises of 13
known species distributed variously from southern Texas to Bolivia,
with the highest diversity of species in Peru.
is a common and widespread species
found from Colombia to Bolivia.
This species is
found in cloudforest at elevations between about 1000-1800m.
butterflies are found along roadsides and in open disturbed forest,
where they can be found resting on grasses.