New butterfly for REGUA list

Confined to central and south America, the butterfly genus Temenis is composed of three species, T. pulchra and T. laothoe and T. Huebneri.

T. pulchra is found from central America to the Andes.   T. laothoe is known from Mexico to northern Argentina.    T. huebneri is more restricted to the northern and south east Atlantic forest.

A male Temenis huebneri, photographed by RB Locke
A male Temenis huebneri, photographed by RB Locke

The red version,  T huebneri has been found in Bahia state and specimens are held in the collection of Stephan Attal.

Robert Locke took this photograph of  Temenis huebneri at REGUA, a new species for the list of the butterflies at REGUA and also for Jorge Bizarro REGUA’s Research Co-ordinator and a keen Lepidopterist .