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Atyriodes janeira

Atyriodes janeira

Description:

I found them in a mountain area at an altitude of 1500m. Actually, they are very common there. It´s an area with a lot of Araucarias trees. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Araucaria_a... There were 50 of them, getting some salt from the sand, under the sun.



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26 Comments (1–25)

rams4d
rams4d 3 years ago

Nice shot, congrats !!!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 3 years ago

Superb,,

rubens.luciano
rubens.luciano 3 years ago

Thank you Delano.

DelanoLewis
DelanoLewis 3 years ago

http://www.troplep.org/TLR/18-2/Lewis-Co...

On second thought, this may be Atyriodes janeira. It is difficult to identify this mimetic group based solely on patterning and presence or absence of spots.

Keep up the good work.

rubens.luciano
rubens.luciano 3 years ago

DelanoLewis,

Look at this picture: http://www.neotropicalmoths.com/photos/A...

The Cyllopoda has yellow spots on the shoulders, not in the head.

sintija.valucka
sintija.valucka 3 years ago

Amazing colours! :)))) Love it! :))

Wild Things
Wild Things 3 years ago

Beautiful spotting!

surekha
surekha 3 years ago

Such a beautiful sight!

KarenSaxton
KarenSaxton 3 years ago

absolutely stunning

GabrielaYeras
GabrielaYeras 3 years ago

Que lindas son!!!!!!!!!

DelanoLewis
DelanoLewis 3 years ago

This should be Cyllopoda janeira. Looks very nice though ...

staccyh
staccyh 3 years ago

Absolutely beautiful!

rubens.luciano
rubens.luciano 3 years ago

Thanks KarenL for the complementary info and the post on facebook.

KarenL
KarenL 3 years ago

Fun fact! Butterflies are not able to gain all the nutrients they need from nectar alone and exhibit a behavior known as “mud puddling”. Males congregate, sometimes in large numbers in muddy puddles as the name suggests, as well as carrion, dung, sweat and urine, in order to gain sodium and amino acids for reproduction. These essential minerals are often transferred to the female during mating as a nuptial gift, enhancing the survival rate of the eggs. https://www.facebook.com/projectnoah/pho...

Ma Sha Allah ... they r so beautiful dat they look like cartoon or animated

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 3 years ago

What a spectacular sight. Magic :)

Yasser
Yasser 3 years ago

Gorgeous!

anita.luciano
anita.luciano 3 years ago

Such a beautiful sight!

rubens.luciano
rubens.luciano 3 years ago

Added to "Nature in Yellow" mission.

outsidegirl0
outsidegirl0 3 years ago

interesting....

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 3 years ago

So beautiful to see so many together!

pennymomof2
pennymomof2 3 years ago

beautiful

Beautiful color pattern!

dotun55
dotun55 3 years ago

Beautiful butterfly collection! Very colorful patterns they form on the ground.

dotun55
dotun55 3 years ago

Very beautiful to behold!

SP, Brazil

Lat: -22.66, Long: -45.45

Spotted on Feb 2, 2014
Submitted on Mar 2, 2014

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