|Linhares, E.S., Brasil; 2/1958 male||Carraleo, Brasil April 1949 female|
|"Brasil" male||"Brasil" female|
Rare and extremely local, known
from a few remaining colonies in south east and south central Brazil. Formerly
widespread and common before the agricultural "development" of SE Brazil.
It is an extremely rapid and nervous flier, as if it knew the danger it
faced in the near future... Efforts to breed it in captivity are
underway, but it cannot compete with the more aggressive species that feed
on cultivated plants ( ie hectorides
and torquatus), and is almost certainly
headed for extinction within the next 20 years.