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Coryna Skipper
Vettius coryna  HEWITSON, 1866
Family - HESPERIIDAE
subfamily - HESPERIINAE
Vettius coryna catagyra, Otun-Quimbaya, Colombia  Adrian Hoskins
Introduction
There are 1237 described species of Hesperiine ( grass-feeding skippers ) in the neotropical region, and probably at least another 100 still awaiting discovery.
The genus Vettius comprises of 24 known species, all of which have dark brown uppersides with a distinctive pattern of hyaline spots on the forewings. The hindwings of several species including phyllus, chagres, aurelius, marcus, diversa and coryna are white or silvery, with prominent orange-brown stripes.
Vettius coryna occurs as 4 named subspecies distributed variously from Mexico to Brazil.
Habitats
This species is found in forest-edge habitats, including riverbanks, roadsides and sunny trails. It is most frequent in the vicinity of small streams, and occurs at altitudes between about 500-2000m.
Lifecycle
To be completed.
Adult behaviour

The butterflies are usually encountered as singletons, basking with wings half-open on low growing herbage.

 

 

 

 

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