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Butterflies of the Amazon and Andes
Riley's Glory
Myscelus draudti  RILEY, 1926
Family - HESPERIIDAE
subfamily - PYRRHOPYGINAE
Tribe - PASSOVINI
Myscelus draudti, Satipo, Peru  Adrian Hoskins
Introduction
The subfamily Pyrrhopyginae comprises 163 stout-bodied and powerfully flying species, all of which are confined to the neotropics. They are divided into 4 tribes - Zoniini, Pyrrhopygini, Oxynetrini and Passovini. The last named includes 26 spectacular species in the genera Aspitha, Azonax, Granila, Myscelus and Passova.
The genus Myscelus includes 11 large and beautiful species which share the same wing shape and basic pattern as santhilarius, although the shape and configuration of the hyaline windows varies according to species.  M.draudti can easily be confused with the commoner epimachia but the latter has an additional hyaline spot between the 2 outer groups.
Myscelus draudti is found in Bolivia and Peru.
Habitats
This species appears to be confined to primary rainforest and transitional cloudforest habitats at elevations between about 200-1000 metres.
Lifecycle
To be completed.
Adult behaviour

Males can sometimes be found imbibing mineralised moisture from river sandbanks or from damp sand. They are usually found singly.

Myscelus draudti, Satipo, Peru  Adrian Hoskins

 

 

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