Posttaygetis penelea (Cramer, 1777)

Common Name:
Penelea Satyr
Synonyms:

Papilio penelea (Cramer, 1777)

Papilio penelëa (Cramer, 1777), missp.

Taygetis penelea [sic] var. penelina (Staudinger, 1888) 

Natural History:

Posttaygetis penelea is associated vegetation with bamboo (Guadua) which is the host- plant of the caterpillars. Can be found throughout the year and also in habitats with different vegetation as grassland and forest edges. Immature stages and biology of this species was described by Murray, 2003.

Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. Vol. 105, No. 3, pages 548-554.

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Distribution:
Brazil; Ecuador; Suriname
Habitat:
forest, anthropogenic, forest edge
Feeding Caterpillars:

Gramineae

Publications:
Murray D.L. (2003):
Immature stages and biology of Posttaygetis penelea Cramer (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Satyrinae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 105: 548-554
posttaygetis penelea
Photo: Pedro Nassar
posttaygetis penelea ventral

From ventral

Specimen deposited in the Collection of Invertebrates INPA, Manaus, Amazonas