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Butterflies of temperate Asia
Tibetan Labyrinth
Neope simulans  LEECH, 1891
Family - NYMPHALIDAE
subfamily - SATYRINAE
Tribe -
Neope simulans Sichuan, China Andrew Neild
Introduction
The genus Neope comprises of about 20 species, distributed variously across temperate Asia. The butterflies are similar to their close relatives in Lethe, but are more ornate.
In all Neope species the upperside is dark brown, and bears a series of black ocelli, each set within a yellowish or orange almond-shaped spot. The only exception to this rule is muirheadi in which the ocelli on the upperside are vestigial. The undersides of all species are marbled, usually strongly, in shades of brown. There is a full series of conspicuous circular ocelli on the underside of all species.

Neope simulans is found in Tibet, and in the Chinese provinces of Yunnan and Sichuan.

Habitats
This species breeds in forest-edge habitats dominated by bamboo.
Lifecycle
The larval foodplant is the broad-leaved bamboo Sasa ( Poaceae ).
Adult behaviour

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