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Satyrinae now includes Morphini, Brassolini and Amathusiini, taxa that have formerly been considered subfamilies or even families in their own right. The family is widespread, with representatives ranging from the Arctic to Tierra del Fuego and occurring on every continent except Antarctica. The preponderance of diversity is tropical. All satyrines have larvae with bifid "tails," most feeding on monocots. The adults frequently have large eyespots on the ventral and sometimes dorsal surfaces of the wings.