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Manataria W. F. Kirby 1902

Manataria hercyna (Hübner 1821)

Andrew V. Z. Brower
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Containing group: Melanitini


A monotypic genus and the only neotropical representative of the tribe. In Costa Rica, DeVries (1987) reports the species to be migratory, and fairly common at all altitudes, although fluctuating significantly in abundance throughout the year. Larvae feed on bamboo (Poaceae).

Other Names for Manataria hercyna (Hübner 1821)


DeVries, P.J. 1987. The butterflies of Costa Rica and their natural history. Papilionidae, Pieridae, Nymphalidae. Princeton University Press, Princeton, N. J.

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

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Scientific Name Manataria hercyna
Location Peru, Madre de Dios, Tambopata Preserve
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Identified By Kim Garwood
Life Cycle Stage adult
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Source White-spotted Satyr (Manataria hercyna)
Source Collection Neotropical Butterflies
Copyright © 2006 Kim Garwood
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