Butterflies of the
Amazon and Andes
Family - NYMPHALIDAE
subfamily - SATYRINAE
Tribe - SATYRINI
Manerebia inderena Ecuador,
© Tony Hoare
There are 1100 known species of Satyrinae in the neotropical region.
subtribe Erebiina includes the
Erebia Mountain Ringlets of the
Holarctic region, and 8 exclusively neotropical genera.
There are 44 species in the genus
Manerebia. All are small, dark brown
butterflies. Many are quite plain, marked only with inconspicuous
ocelli. Others such as lisa,
inderena have a prominent cream or white band across the
is found on the eastern slopes of the Andes, in Colombia and
This is a cloudforest species, found in disturbed grassy habitats
along roadsides at altitudes between about 1500-2400m.
To be completed.
butterflies are always seen singly, usually when imbibing moisture
from muddy ground, but I have seen other
Manerebia species at carrion and dung in Ecuador, so it is
reasonable to assume that this species shares the same habits.