Chrysoplectrum perna Evans, 1952

Common Name:
Perna Skipper
Natural History:

According Lamas (2004) ten species of the Chrysoplectrum are described for the Neotropical region.

Some butterflies of these group have coloration dark green coloration, which makes them difficult to see in the forest. The observer must be stoppedl for a few minutes to track and following their movements before trying to collect.

In surveys conducted around Manaus, Amazonas during 1 year, this species was rare. Can be found also with swarms of army ants.

Brasil: Amazonas; Colombia
Feeding Adult:

Adult can be observed feeding on bird droppings.

Feeding Caterpillars:

Caterpillars of the genus Chrysoplectrum are recorded feeding on plants Leguminosae - Caesalpinioideae (Beccaloni et al. 2008).

black, green
Lamas G. (2004):
Atlas of neotropical Lepidoptera - Checklist: Part 4A Hesperioidea - Papilionoidea. Book.: 1-439
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
Chrysoplectrum perna

From dorsal

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

Chrysoplectrum perna ventral

From ventral

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