Satyridae


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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Satyridae

 

a family of butterflies. The wings have a spread reaching 10 cm and usually are broad and rounded; there are eyelike spots on the upper and lower sides. At the bases of the forewings there are one to three swollen veins. The caterpillars are naked or covered with short hairs; the posterior end of the body is bifurcate. The caterpillars develop mainly on wild grasses. The pupae of some genera hang head down; those of other genera lie on the ground.

There are about 2,000 widely distributed species of Satyridae. In the USSR species of the genera Hipparchia and Melanargia inhabit the steppes, species of the genus Coenonympha inhabit forest meadows, and species of the genera Erebia and Oeneis inhabit meadows and the tundra.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Satyridae, Morphidae et Brassolidae da Zona 272 Missioneira do Rio Grande do Sul.
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In this study three species of family Papilionidae, two of Pieridae, one of Argynnidae, seven of Satyridae, eleven of Lycaenidae and two of Hesperiidae have been recorded.
Descriptions of some new species of Satyridae belonging to the genus Euptychia.
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An experimental study of the effects of population bottlenecks on genetic variation and fitness in the butterfly Bicyclus anynana (Satyridae).
ADAMS, M.J., 1986.--Pronophiline butterflies (Satyridae) of the three Andean Cordilleras of Colombia.
Notes and descriptions of Euptychiini (Lepidoptera: Satyridae) from the Mexican region.