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Hermes Ringlet
Hermeuptychia hermes  FABRICIUS, 1775
Family - NYMPHALIDAE
subfamily - SATYRINAE
Tribe - SATYRINI
subtribe - EUPTYCHIINA
Hermeuptychia hermes Adrian Hoskins
Introduction
There are about 400 known species in the subtribe Euptychiina, which includes all the neotropical "ringlet" butterflies. Until fairly recently almost all were included in the genus Euptychia, but the revisions by Forster ( 1964 ) and Lamas ( 2004 ) divided this "convenience" genus into a number of smaller genera, including Caeruleuptychia, Cissia, Magneuptychia, Cepheuptychia, Chloreuptychia, Hermeuptychia and Euptychioides.
The genus Hermeuptychia comprises of 13 known species distributed variously from southern Texas to Bolivia, with the highest diversity of species in Peru.
Hermeuptychia hermes is the commonest and most widespread species in the genus, and also one of the most widespread of all neotropical Satyrines. It is found from Texas to Bolivia, Brazil and Argentina.
Habitats
This species is found in open secondary forest, and forest-edge habitats, at elevations between sea level and about 1200m.
Lifecycle
To be completed.
Adult behaviour

The butterflies are often abundant along roadsides and in open disturbed forest, where they can be found resting on low foliage or imbibing moisture from damp soil.

 

 

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