Bolivian Butterflies Checklist

sitio 145

Dayflying Moths from Yungas

first update d. 27 march 2010

  last update d. 29 december 2020

Redactor: Lars Andersen

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Kori Wayku inca trail, Coroico, Yungas. d. 2 February 2010. Photographer: Lars Andersen

View from Kori Wayku Inca Trail, Coroico, Yungas, Bolivia d. 2 february 2010. Photographer; Lars Andersen

Metastatia pyrrhorhoea Hübner 1827. Coroico, Yungas, Bolivia. d. 2 februar 2006. Fotograf: Lars AndersenMetastatia pyrrhorhoea Hübner 1827. Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia. d. 6 February 2007. Photographer: Lars AndersenCaranavi d. 12 January 2010. Photographer; Lars AndersenCaranavi d. 26 January 2010. Photographer; Lars AndersenCaranavi d. 19 January 2010. Photographer; Lars AndersenKori Wayku inca trail d. 1 February 2010. Photographer; Lars AndersenLinnaeus's Joker, Cyllopoda jatropharia. Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia. d. 1 februar 2006. Fotograf: Lars AndersenLinnaeus's Joker, Cyllopoda jatropharia. Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia d. 13 Januar 2005. Fotograf: Lars AndersenLinnaeus's Joker, Cyllopoda jatropharia. Caranavi d. 8 January 2010. Photographer; Lars AndersenCaranavi d. 8 January 2010. Photographer; Lars AndersenCaranavi d. 8 January 2010. Photographer; Lars AndersenFormiana maenades. Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia. February 2007. Photographer: Lars AndersenFormiana maenades. Caranavi d. 24 January 2010. Photographer; Lars AndersenCyllopoda claudicula. Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia d. 13 Januar 2005. Fotograf: Lars AndersenCaranavi, Yungas, Bolivia. February 2007. Photographer: Lars AndersenCaranavi, Yungas, Bolivia. February 2007. Photographer: Lars AndersenSeirocastnia species. Agaristinae underfamily.  Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia. d. 3 februar 2006. Fotograf: Lars AndersenSeirocastnia species. Agaristinae underfamily.  Caranavi d. 8 January 2010. Photographer; Lars AndersenEpiscepsis melanitis male (Hübner, 1818). Caranavi d. 13 January 2010. Photographer; Lars AndersenKori Wayku inca trail d. 1 February 2010. Photographer; Lars AndersenScea steinbachi. Kori Wayku inca trail d. 2 February 2010. Photographer; Lars AndersenDarna colorata. Cloudy mountainforest; The old railroad between Coroico and Coripata,Yungas. d. 24  February 2008. Photographer: Lars AndersenCrocomela colorata. Kori Wayku inca trail d. 2 February 2010. Photographer; Lars AndersenCoreura simsoni Druce. Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia. d. 30 januar 2006. Fotograf: Lars AndersenGonora paphia (Druce 1893). Family; Geometridae. Subfamily; Ennominae.. Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia. February 2007. Photographer: Lars AndersenDiospage splendens. Caranavi d. 16 January 2010. Photographer; Lars AndersenKori Wayku inca trail d. 2 February 2010. Photographer; Lars AndersenCaranavi d. 28 January 2010. Photographer; Lars AndersenKori Wayku inca trail d. 1 February 2010. Photographer; Lars AndersenPhoenicoprocta vacillans. Caranavi. d. 3 february 2007. Photographer: Lars AndersenCaranavi, Yungas, Bolivia. d. 1 februar 2006. Fotograf: Lars AndersenMacrocneme chrysytis. Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia. d. 1 februar 2006. Fotograf: Lars Andersen0rcynia calcarata. Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia. February 2007. Photographer: Lars AndersenRio Broncini, Yungas, Bolivia. d. 7 februar 2006. Fotograf: Lars AndersenKori Wayku inca trail d. 3 February 2010. Photographer; Lars AndersenCaranavi d. 12 January 2010. Photographer; Lars AndersenChetone species. Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia. February 2007. Photographer: Lars AndersenHypocrita plagifera. Caranavi d. 17 January 2010. Photographer; Lars AndersenHypocrita plagifera. Caranavi d. 17 January 2010. Photographer; Lars AndersenChetone species. Caranavi d. 25 January 2010. Photographer; Lars AndersenThe old railroad / Kori Wayku inca trail, Yungas, elev. 2000 m. 27 January 2009. Photographer: Lars Andersen Giant Sugarcaneborer, Castnia licus. Caranavi d. 17 January 2010. Photographer; Lars AndersenGiant Sugarcaneborer, Castnia licus. Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia. d. 6 February 2007. Photographer: Lars AndersenPseudatteria volanica. Coroico, Yungas, Bolivia. d. 20 januar 2006. Fotograf: Lars AndersenCaranavi, Yungas, Bolivia. February 2007. Photographer: Lars AndersenCaranavi d. 28 January 2010. Photographer; Lars AndersenCaranavi d. 28 January 2010. Photographer; Lars AndersenCaranavi d. 28 January 2010. Photographer; Lars AndersenChoro d. 31 January 2010. Photographer; Lars AndersenUrania leilus. Rio Broncini, Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia d.13 januar 2005. Fotograf: Lars AndersenUrania leilus. Caranavi d. 26 January 2010. Photographer; Lars AndersenUrania leilus. Caranavi d. 26 January 2010. Photographer; Lars AndersenUrania leilus. The road between Caranavi and Guarnay,Yungas. February 2008. Photographer: Lars AndersenUrania leilus. The road between Caranavi and Guarnay,Yungas. February 2008. Photographer: Lars AndersenSarosa notata. Coroico, Yungas, Bolivia d. 12 january 2012.   Photographer; Lars AndersenMesothen roseifemur. Coroico, Yungas, Bolivia d. 14  february 2012.   Photographer; Lars AndersenPseudatteria cantharopa pulchra. Caranavi d. 14 january 2012. Photographer;Lars Andersen

Clearwing Tiger Moth, Hyalurga fenestra (Linné, 1788). Caranavi, Bolivia febrnuary 5, 2018. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Clearwing Tiger Moth, Hyalurga fenestra (Linné, 1788).
Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia february 5, 2018. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Castnius pelasgus (Cramer, 1779) Giant Butterfly Moths, Castniidae family sharing mimicry with Black Metalmark, Melanitis species. Riodinidae family.  Provincia Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia d. 17 january 2018. Photographer; Kirsten Matthiesen

Castnius pelasgus (Cramer, 1779) Giant Butterfly Moths, Castniidae family
sharing mimicry with
Black Metalmark, Melanitis species. Riodinidae family.
Provincia Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia d. 17 january 2018. Photographer; Kirsten Matthiesen

Giant Sugarcaneborer, Castnia licus. Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia. d. 6 February 2007. Photographer: Lars Andersen Giant Sugarcane-Borer, Castnia licus Fabricius (Castniidae).
Castniid moths, is a small family of moths with fewer than 200 species: The majority are Neotropical with some in Australia and a few in south-east Asia. The Neotropical species are commonly known as giant butterfly moths.
The caterpillar of this gaudy moth bores into the stems of sugar-cane.
Castnia genus of dayflying moths, together with other Castniids, were a one time grouped with the butterflies they resemble in antennal shape, wingshape and coloration.
   
Coroico, Yungas, elev. 2000 m. 29 January 2009. Photographer: Lars Andersen Ctenuchidae.
Many of the 3000 species of this family of moths are mimics of various genera of wasp.
   
Chetone species. Caranavi d. 25 January 2010. Photographer; Lars Andersen Chetone Boisduval (Hypsidae).
About 11 species are place in this neotropical genus of day-flying moths. Most species are apparently mimetic partners of various species of Heliconiinae, Ithomiinae and other butterflies and moths.
   
Darna colorata. Kori Wayku inca trail d. 2 February 2010. Photographer; Lars Andersen Darna Walker (Hypsidae).
There are a present 18 species exclusively neotropical genus of moths. One group of brilliantly colored species which includes
D. colorata, is a model for species of Lucillella, a genus of Riodinidae butterflies. Another group is mimetically associated with Dioptidae.
   
Urania leilus. Caranavi d. 26 January 2010. Photographer; Lars Andersen Urania Fabricius (Uraniidae).
This is the only New World representative of its family. In colour patern and particularly in coloration it is similar to the African and Madagascan genus
Chrysiridia. There are about 8 species, all solely neotropical in distrubution.
   
Geometridae; Erateina julia. Caranavi d. 18 january 2013. Photographer; Peter Møllmann Erateina julia. (Subfamily Larentiinae 5800 species. Family Geometridae).
comprises of about 80 known species. Most are dark brown on the upperside, with a white patch or bar on the forewing. The hindwings are often marked with streaks of yellow or red, but in some species are plain brown.
   
Pseudatteria volanica. Coroico, Yungas, Bolivia. d. 20 januar 2006. Fotograf: Lars Andersen Pseudatteria Walsingham (Tortricidae).
This is a genus of micro-moths with large, brightly coloured species, probaly some of the most remarkable-looking of all the neotropical
Tortricids. Since all the species of Pseudatteria are brightly coloured and conspicuously patterned it is assumed that they are the  distasteful models and the species in other genera, which look like them, the mimics.
   
Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia d. 13 Januar 2005. Fotograf: Lars Andersen Linnaeus's Joker, Cyllopoda jatropharia (Linnaeus, 1758).

It seems likely that
Cyllopoda could be members of a mimicry complex that involves several genera of yellow and black diurnal moths including Formiana, Xanthiris, Seriocastnia and Myonia; and butterflies such as the metalmarks Riodinidae; Chamaelimnas briola and the skippers Pyrginae; Cabirus procas.

The genus
Cyllopoda comprises of 16 species. They are members of the family Geometridae, subfamily Sterrhinae, which is itself comprised of over 2800 species worldwide. Few however are as striking as the yellow/black Cyllopoda genus!
   

  Gonora paphia (Druce 1893). Family; Geometridae. Subfamily; Ennominae.. Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia. February 2007. Photographer: Lars Andersen

Gonora paphia (Druce 1893). Family; Geometridae. subfamily; Ennominae
Provincia Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia
February 2007. Photographer: Lars Andersen

Lars Andersen January 30, 2020:
I also found ID a
Aletta Tiger, Hypocrita aletta ( Stoll, 1782)
at "
Learn about Butterflies and Moths" by Adrian Hoskins.
So thank you so much for correct ID
Dominik Hofer!

Sacramento Alto between Yolosa and Unduarvi. 2700 m.a. date 30 January 2015. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Sacramento Alto between Yolosa and Unduarvi. 2700 m.a. 30th January 2015. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

 Flannel Moth, Family: Megalopygidae. Caranavi december 2014. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Flannel Moth, Family: Megalopygidae. Caranavi december 2014. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

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Green-banded Urania. Urania leilus

April 27, 2020

Alcoche, elev. 600 m. d.  30 January 2012. Photographer: Lars AndersenAlcoche, elev. 600 m. d.  30 January 2012. Photographer: Lars AndersenUrania leilus. Caranavi d. 26 January 2010. Photographer; Lars AndersenUrania leilus. Caranavi d. 26 January 2010. Photographer; Lars AndersenUrania leilus. The road between Caranavi and Guarnay,Yungas. February 2008. Photographer: Lars AndersenUrania leilus. The road between Caranavi and Guarnay,Yungas. February 2008. Photographer: Lars Andersen

Green-banded Urania. Urania leilus (Linnaeus, 1758). Photographer: Lars Andersen

Green-banded Urania. Urania leilus (Linnaeus, 1758).
Swallowtail moths / Sunset moths, is a day-flying moth of the family
Uraniidae. Superfamily Geometroidea.

Habitats and behaviors: The habitat consists of riverbanks in primary and secondary rainforest and cultivated area at elevations between sea level and about 800 m (2,600 ft). Often seen by ravines with streams that cross country roads where they suck on urine-tainted ground, or at the edges of drying pools.

Foodplant: feed exclusively on species of the toxic
spurge Omphalea.

Distribution: It is found in tropical South America east of the Andes, including Suriname, French Guiana, eastern Colombia, Venezuela, eastern Ecuador, Brazil, northern Bolivia, eastern Peru, and Trinidad. Are local common in Caranavi to Santa Fe, 2001ft altitude belongs Rio Coroico and Rio Broncini. Yungas, Bolivia.

It has been recorded as a migrant to the central and northern Lesser Antilles such as St. Kitts, Barbados and Dominica.

There are two Urania species commonly seen in the Amazonian region - U. leilus and U. fulgens. The latter species is scarcer and differs in that it lacks the outermost green bands on the forewings, and has reduced green markings on the hindwings.

Cuban Sunset, Urania boisduvalii (Guérin-Méneville, 1829). Cuba d. 14 march 2020. Photographer; Erling Krabbe

Cuban Sunset, Urania boisduvalii (Guérin-Méneville, 1829). Cuba d. 14 march 2020. Photographer; Erling Krabbe

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Sematuridae

April 28, 2020

Homidiana canace (Hopffer, 1856) Hotel Esmeralda, Coroico, Yungas, Bolivia. d. 25 january 2007. Photographer: Lars AndersenCoronidia subpicta. (Walker, 1854). Coroico 1800 m.a., Yungas. d. 23 january 2008. Photographer: Lars Andersen

Homidiana canace (Hopffer, 1856).
Coroico, Yungas, Bolivia d. 25 january 2007.
Photographer; Lars Andersen
Coronidia subpicta. (Walker, 1854).
Coroico, Yungas, Bolivia d. 23 january 2008.
Photographer; Lars Andersen

Coronidia orithea. Kori Wayku inca trail elev. 2000 m. d.  11 February 2012. Photographer: Lars Andersen

Andean Jungle Dragon, Coronidia orithea (Cramer, 1780) subfamily Sematurinae, family Sematuridae.
Dayflying moths. Foodplant:
Square-Stemmed Mistletoe, Phoradendron quadrangulare.
Kori Wayku inca trail elev. 2000 m.
d. 11 February 2012. Photographer: Lars Andersen

Sematuirid Moths, Mania lunus (Linnaeus, 1758) family; Sematuridae. Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia d. 2 january 2020. Fotograf; Peter Møllmann

Sematuirid MothsMania lunus (Linnaeus, 1758) subfamily Sematurinae, family; Sematuridae.
Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia
d. 2 january 2020. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

American Swallowtail Moths / Jungle Dragon Moths, is a day and night-flying moth of the family Sematuridae. Superfamily Geometroidea. These are large day- or night-flying moths, usually tailed and similar to Uraniidae in general appearance (except for the genera Apoprogones (i species s. Africa), whilst in Neotropics the Sematurinae (29 species). Anuropteryx and Lonchotura (12 species) totaly 41 species.

Tropical Swallowtail Moth, Lyssa zampa (Butler, 1869). Family Uraniidae. Kinabatangan, Sabah, Borneo d. 11 march 2008. Photographer; Hanne Christensen

Tropical Swallowtail Moth, Lyssa zampa (Butler, 1869). Family Uraniidae.
Kinabatangan, Sabah, Borneo
d. 11 march 2008. Photographer; Hanne Christensen

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