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Dido Longwing Butterfly

Philaethria dido dido

Description:

This large, gorgeous butterly has a wingspread of a little over 4", and the chartreuse green markings seem to glow as they are almost translucent. They were relatively tame, approachable to within a few feet.

Habitat:

These were spotted on the north bank of the Amazon River about 30km downstream from Iquitos, sipping from wet mud next to a boat landing. The surroundings were semi-cleared, the site of a sugarcane mill (small scale, using horses) and still fairly wild.


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Loreto, Peru

Lat: -3.52, Long: -72.34

Spotted on Dec 27, 2010
Submitted on Jan 27, 2016

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