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Hanno Blue
Hemiargus hanno  STOLL, 1790
Family - LYCAENIDAE
subfamily - POLYOMMATINAE
Tribe -
subtribe -
Hemiargus hanno, Cuba   Peter Bruce-Jones
Introduction
There are only about 120 members of the cosmopolitan subfamily Polyommatinae found in the neotropical region, a small number compared to the 1060 members of the Theclinae, which are the dominant group of Lycaenids in South America. Most of the Polyommatinae are confined to the temperate grasslands of the high Andes, although a few species occur at much lower altitudes.
The genus Hemiargus comprises of 6 species. The commonest most widespread species is hanno, which is found across most of the neotropical region.
Habitats
This species is found in disturbed dry grassy habitats at altitudes between 0-1500m. It is most often seen on scrubby grassland, but can also be found along roadsides or in forest clearings.
Lifecycle
To be completed.
Adult behaviour
Hanno Blues are active only in hot sunshine, at which time large numbers can be found flying in open dry grassy areas.
Hemiargus hanno, Cuba  Peter Bruce-Jones
 

 

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