The Butterflies of Monteverde: Metalmarks

Lepidoptera: Riodinidae


This list includes most of the riodinid species known from the Monteverde region recorded above 700 m in elevation. The scientific names follow DeVries (1997).*


Anteros carausius carausius Westwood
Anteros formosus micon Druce
Anteros kupris kupris Hewitson
Argyrogrammana sp.
Baeotis nessaea Godman & Salvin
Baeotis zonata zonata Felder
Brachyglenis dinora (Bates)
Calephelis browni McAlpine
Calephelis fulmen (Stichel), cf.
Calephelis schausi McAlpine, cf.
Calephelis sixaola McAlpine, cf.
Caria lampeto Godman & Salvin
Caria rhacotis Godman & Salvin
Catocyclotis aemulius adelina (Butler)
Charis auius (Cramer)
Charis gynaea (Godart)
Charis iris (Staudinger)
Emesis cypria paphia Felder
Emesis lucinda aurimna (Boisduval)
Emesis lupina Godman & Salvin
Emesis mandana mandana (Cramer)
Emesis ocypore aethalia Bates
Emesis tegula Godman & Salvin
Emesis tenedia tenedia (Felder & Felder)
Esthemopsis colaxes Hewitson, cf.
Eurybia elvina elvina Stichel
Eurybia lycisca Westwood
Eurybia unxia Godman & Salvin
Euselasia bettina (Hewitson)
Euselasia corduena anadema Stichel
Euselasia eubule (Felder)
Euselasia leucon (Schaus)
Euselasia leucophryna (Schaus)
Euselasia mystica (Schaus)
Euselasia regipennis regipennis (Butler & Druce)
Hades noctula Westwood
Hermathena candidata Hewitson
Hermathena oweni Schaus
Ithomeis eulema imatatrix Godman & Salvin
Leucochimona lagora (Herrich-Schaffer)
Leucochimona lepida (Godman & Salvin)
Leucochimona vestalis leucogaea (Godman & Salvin)
Melanis electron melantho (Menetries)
Melanis pixie sanguinea (Stichel)
Menander laobotas (Hewitson)
Mesene mygdon Schaus
Mesosemia asa asa Hewitson
Mesosemia cecropia Druce
Mesosemia coelestis Godman & Salvin
Mesosemia grandis Druce
Mesosemia telegone telegone (Boisduval)
Metacharis victrix Hewitson
Methone cecilia chrysomela (Butler)
Napaea eucharila (Bates)
Napaea theages theages (Godman & Salvin)
Napaea umbra (Boisduval)
Necyria beltiana Hewitson
Nymphidium ascolia ascolia Hewitson
Nymphidium azanoides occidentalis Callaghan
Nymphidium onaeum Hewitson
Rhetus arcius castigatus Stichel
Rhetus dysonii caligosus Stichel
Sarota gamelia Godman & Salvin
Sarota myrtea Godman & Salvin
Setabis alcmaeon alcmaeon (Hewitson)
Setabis lagus jansoni (Butler)
Symmachia xypete (Hewitson)
Synargis nymphidioides (Butler)
Uraneis ucubis Hewitson
** DeVries, P. J. 1997. The Butterflies of Costa Rica and their Natural History. Vol. II. Riodinidae. Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey, U.S.A.

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Created: 6 January 2001. Updated: 4 May 2001.