Estados inmaduros e historia natural de algunas especies de la subtribu Pronophilina (Nymphalidae: Satyrinae) presentes en el páramo Del Tablazo, Colombia IV. Lasiophila circe circe C. Felder & R. Felder, 1859.
Keywords: Colombia, Cundinamarca, Páramo del Tablazo, Chusquea, Lasiophila, biological cycle, Conservation
AbstractThe immature stages of Lasiophila circe circe C. Felder and R. Felder, 1859, are described for the first time, also representing the first published description of the life cycle for any species in this genus. The species used as host plant Chusquea serrulata Pilger, 1898 (Poaceae: Bambusoidea). Females oviposited single eggs on the underside of the selected leaves. The life cycle from egg to adult emergence was 134 days on average, after being reared ex situm in the same area where the species naturally occurs at 3250m. Adults fly throughout the year in areas dominated by the host plant, although males also make small forays along roads or streams outside their usual habitat. Morphological characteristics are discussed and compared with other species of the subtribe, in addition to behavioral aspects of larvae and adults.