Male

Female

 

wingspan : male 45/50, female 45 mm


Tatochila mercedis arctodice is a high altitude species which is said to fly from Colombia to Peru (d’Abrera 1981) ; this butterfly is found at up to 4000 meters on the Chimborazo.


these specimens were collected near Riobamba at 3300/3500 meters (Chantiag), we saw other specimens at las Culebrillas, 3300 m, at Osogoche, 3800 m, and many around Riobamba.

macho de T. mercedis arctodice a Mocha
macho de T. mercedis arctodice a Mocha
hembra de T. mercedis arctodice a Mocha
macho de T. mercedis arctodice a Mocha

females areextremely variable, males are not.

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