Cithaerias pireta (Stoll, 1780)

Common Name:
Pink-tipped Satyr

Papilio pireta (Stoll, 1780)

Natural History:

In the Neotropics, are recorded five species in the genus Cithaerias. Six subspecies are recorded in C. pireta (Lamas 2004). A synonymic list and notes about the types can be found in Lamas (1997).

Cithaerias pireta is  a common species in shaded understory in the rainforest.

Although transparent, has a pink spot on the hindwing, and  is easy to see even in the dark forest. Can be observed for a long time rested on the floor, but is nor easy for capture.

Bolivia; Brasil; Colombia; Perú
Feeding Caterpillars:

Unidentified species of Araceae.

forest, rainforest undisturbed
Lamas G. (2004):
Atlas of neotropical Lepidoptera - Checklist: Part 4A Hesperioidea - Papilionoidea. Book.: 1-439
Lamas G. (1997):
Lista sinonímica de los géneros Cithaerias Hübner y Haetera Fabricius (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Satyrinae), con la descripción de dos subespecies nuevas del Perú. Rev.per.Ent.. 40: 133-138
cithaerias pireta

Collected floodplain forest, Purús River

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