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Carystus Hübner 1819

Andrew V. Z. Brower
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Containing group: Calpodini


A neotropical genus ranging from Mexico to northern Argentina. Many of the species appear to be rare, but this may be due to crepuscular habits that render the adults difficult to collect.


Austin, G. T. & Mielke, O. H. H. 2007 Hesperiidae of Rondonia, Brazil: Carystus, with descriptions of two new species (Hesperiidae: Hesperiinae). Bull. Allyn Mus. 148, 1-13.

Lamas G ed. 2004. Atlas of Neotropical Lepidoptera. Checklist: Part 4A Hesperioidea - Papiionoidea. Gainesville: Scientific Publishers/Association of Tropical Lepidoptera.

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Scientific Name Carystus jolus
Location Peru: Rio Tambopata, Posadas Amazonas
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Identified By Rick Cech
Life Cycle Stage adult
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Source Jolus Ruby-eye (Carystus jolus)
Source Collection Neotropical Butterflies
Copyright © 2006 Rick Cech
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