Butterflies of the
Amazon and Andes
Family - NYMPHALIDAE
Tribe - COEINI
Rio Madre de Dios, Peru
© Adrian Hoskins
one of 4 members of the genus Baeotus,
all of which are confined to the neotropics.
breeds in lowland wet tropical forests at altitudes below about
and appears to be largely confined to the upper Amazon areas of
Brazil and Peru.
Unknown. The genus appears to be very closely related to
Historis, which suggests that
Moraceae and Urticaceae are probable foodplants.
The adults are usually seen singly,
but sometimes in two's or three's, in the
company of Baeotus aeilus or
B. deucalion. They are regular visitors
to patches of mineral-rich damp sand along the beaches of rivers in
Amazonia. They have a rapid and powerful flight, and if disturbed, fly
up and settle on nearby tree trunks or vegetation, but quickly return
to their original feeding spot.