Haetera piera (Linnaeus, 1758)

Common Name:
Piera Satyr
Synonyms:

Papilio piera (Linnaeus, 1758)

Natural History:

Haetera are satyr common  in shaded understory in the rainforest. The wings are transparent and can be observed  when are resting on vegetation or on the floor.

There are two species in the Neotropics,  Haetera macleannania occurring in Costa Rica, Panamá, Colombia, Equador, and, Haetera piera in Equador, Brazil, Peru, Bolivia (Lamas, 2004).

Distribution:
Bolivia; Brazil; Ecuador; Peru
Feeding Adult:

Adults feed on rotting fruit, organic material decomposing

Feeding Caterpillars:

Cartepillar feed on Araceae (Spathiphyllum sp.)

Color:
transparent
Habitat:
forest
Publications:
Lamas G. (2004):
Atlas of neotropical Lepidoptera - Checklist: Part 4A Hesperioidea - Papilionoidea. Book.: 1-439
casal

Tapajós River, Pará

Photo: Mario Cohn-Haft

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