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H. eleuchia occurs from sea level to 2,000 m in riparian forest. Usually individuals fly rapidly and in the lowerstory. The males sit on female pupae a day before emergence, and mating occurs the next morning, before the female has completely eclosed. Adults roost at night in large groups on twigs or tendrils over water (Brown, 1981).

Host plant: H. eleuchia larvae feed primarily on plants from the genus Passiflora, subgenus Astrophea (Brown, 1981). In western Ecuador this species feeds mainly on Passiflora macrophyllum.

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