Hermathena candidata

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Hermathena candidata
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Riodinidae
Genus: Hermathena
Species: H. candidata
Binomial name
Hermathena candidata
(Hewitson, 1874)

Hermathena candidata is a species of butterfly in the Riodinidae family of the Hermathena genus. It is found from Costa Rica to Colombia, the Guianas and Bolivia east of Andes.

The larvae feed on Vriesia species.


  • Hermathena candidata candidata (Bolivia)
  • Hermathena candidata columba Stichel, 1910 (Colombia)


  • Hewitson, William Chapman (1876), Illustrations of New Species of Exotic Butterflies, Selected Chiefly from the Collections of W. Wilson Saunders and William C. Hewitson, Volume 5.

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