Monthly Archives: March 2016

Juditha caucana

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(click on photos for a larger view in a separate tab) Juditha caucana (Stichel, 1911) Some species of Juditha are very similar, like caucana, molpe and azan, and are difficult to identify . The photos on the Butterflies of the Americas website ( link ) … Continue reading

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Semomesia croesus

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Semomesia croesus lacrimosa Stichel, 1915 San Martin, the type locality of this subspecies is only an hour’s drive from where this specimen was photographed so this ought to be the right subspecies name. The Semomesia croesus adults are dimorphic, the … Continue reading

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Calospila emylius

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  Calospila emylius (Cramer, 1775) male female This species is common and both males and females are often seen at flowers throughout the study site during morning hours. The males become territorial between 2-4 pm and perch at specific sites on the outlook … Continue reading

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Nymphidium lisimon

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Nymphidium lisimon (Stoll, 1790) Lisimon is the dominant species at the study site and was never absent a single day during four years of the survey. To try to explain the factors contributing to this species success, the following characteristics might be considered: Small … Continue reading

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Riodina lysippus

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Riodina lysippus (Linnaeus, 1758) This species is one of the few Riodinids commonly found outside the forest. They are often seen on country roadways feeding on flowers or perching on vegetation in the sun. So far only Inga vera ( Fabaceae) … Continue reading

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Anteros acheus

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Anteros acheus (Stoll, 1781)   The acheus caterpillars were found feeding on a common species of Miconia, a Melastomataceae near Villavicencio, Colombia. I noticed the feeding damage on a young plant and found a shelter formed by a curled piece … Continue reading

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About the study site

The east slope of the Cordillera Oriental near Villavicencio is an area of high biodiversity and endemism. The forest is categorized as very humid tropical lowland forest with rainfall averaging 4,400 mm per year. The dry season occurs during the January and February … Continue reading

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