Pyrrhopyge proculus cintra Evans, 1951

Common Name:
Proculus Firetip
Natural History:

A species most common in secondary forests. Specimens can be observed near swarms of the army ants Eciton burchelli, where they feed on bird droppings of army-ant-following birds.

For other species of the pyrrhopygine see Burns & Janzen (2001).

Distribution:
Brazil: Amazonas
Feeding Adult:

On nectar and animal excreta

Color:
black
Habitat:
forest
Publications:
Burns J.M., Janzen D.H. (2001):
Biodiversity of pyrrhopygine skipper butterflies (Hesperiidae) in the Area de Conservación Gunacaste, Costa Rica. Journal of the Lepidopterists´Society. 55(1): 15-43
Pyrrhopyge proculus cintra dorsal

From dorsal

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

Pyrrhopyge proculus cintra ventral

From ventral

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