Butterflies of the
Amazon and Andes
Family - RIODINIDAE
subfamily - RIODININAE
Tribe - RIODININI
The genus Panara
comprises of 5 species - jarbas,
ovifera. The wings of all species are black, marked with
orange diagonal bands across the forewings. In
jarbas there is additionally a straight orange median band
across the hindwings.
Panara phereclus can easily be confused
with several other metalmarks including Isapis
Xenandra helius, and the orange-banded
females of various Setabis species, so
particular attention should be paid to the shape and position of the
orange band, and to the wing shape.
occurs in Guyana, Brazil, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia.
This species inhabits pre-montane rainforest and cloudforest at
altitudes between about 400-1200m.
stages appear to be unknown.
Panara phereclus, Satipo, Peru ©
Males are usually seen singly,
when imbibing mineralised moisture from soil or rocks. They normally
hold their wings fully outspread while feeding.
Panara phereclus, Satipo, Peru