Male

Female

 

wingspan : male 33/37, female 38/39 mm


Euptychoides griphe, Machines, Gualchan, las Juntas (Carchi) and Buenos Aires (Imbabura).


this modest butterfly benefited from the descriptors full attention, being given these successive names : Neonympha griphe, Euptychia vesta, Euptychoides vesta, Euptychoides griphe, Cissia ucumariensis, and today Graphita griphe. Four different Genuses !


in spite of this ongoing attention we were not able to find any work assesing wether the - visible - differences between the populations East and West of the Andes are constant or not ? and yes they are (see new facts page).


 


 

Graphita griphe a las Juntas
Graphita griphe a las Juntas
Graphita griphe a Buenos Aires,
Graphita griphe a Buenos Aires
Graphita griphe en la ruta a el Chical

there are several constant differences between Graphita griphe populations East and West of the Andes.

the three most obvious are :

          - the ground colour,
          - on the HWUP presence of an eye-spot at the tornus, East of the Andes, always absent West of the Andes,
          - on the FWUN presence of dark markings in the lighter postdical band, East of the Andes, always absent West of the Andes.

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