Arawacus separata (Lathy, 1926)

Common Name:
Separata Stripestreak

Thecla separata

Description Male:


Natural History:

The species has been observed on shrubs of Stachytarpheta guianensis (Verbenaceae), but never sucking nectar in the flowers.

Argentina; Brasil; Ecuador; México; Perú; Venezuela
Feeding Adult:

Adults feed on nectar

Feeding Caterpillars:

Caterpillars feed on Solanun stramoniifolium (Solanaceae), according compiled by Beccaloni et al. (2008).

black, white
anthropogenic, forest edge, open, urban
Beccaloni G.W, Viloria A.L., Hall S.K., Robinson G.S. (2008):
Catalogue of the hostplants of the Neotropical butterflies. Book., London, S.E.A., Ribes, CYTED, Natural History Museum, IVIC: 1-536
Arawacus separata resting

Resting on a leaf

Photo: Anselmo D'Affonseca