Tag Archives: Riodinidae

This Riodinid species has a widespread distribution from Mexico to Bolivia and in Colombia is found in lowland forests from the Choco region to the Amazon. They also colonize secondary forests and fragments where there are Bromeliads, the larval food … Continue reading

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The survey method and first results

The first few months of 2012 were spent investigating the forest, learning to identify the Riodinids and studying their habits. Then a survey method had to be chosen. It had to be not overly complicated to do, e.i. no excessive … Continue reading

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Why are yellow and black Riodinids rare?

Unfortunately no one knows. These Riodinids are excellent mimics of day flying Geometrid              moths like the Cyllopoda species (left) and Xanthyris flaveolata (right) so it could be their fate as Batesian mimics to be … Continue reading

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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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