Taygetis laches (Fabricius, 1793)

Common Name:
Laches Satyr
Natural History:

Taygetis laches is a common species throughout the year and inhabits the understory of the forest. Also inhabit secondary forest. 

In the  central Amazonia other 5 species occur and  a number of specimens remains unidentified (Lamas, 2004).

Distribution:
Brazil; Costa Rica; Guyana; Peru; Suriname
Feeding Adult:

Adults feed on rotting fruits

Feeding Caterpillars:

According Beccaloni et al. (2008) the caterpillars feed on:

Gramineae: Acroceras zizanioides, Olyra latifolia, Panicum sp., Panicum maximum, Saccharum officinarum, Setaria sp. Anothers species unidentified in Gramineae and Palmae.

Color:
brown, grey
Habitat:
forest, forest edge
Publications:
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
taygetis laches dorsal

From dorsal

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

taygetis laches ventral

From ventral

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