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Cream-spotted Tigerwing

Tithorea tarricina


About 4 cm long, it reflects, the plants, and for a moment it was like a mirror.




Crisalida / Pupa

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43 Comments (1–25)

My pleasure....Thanks for your comment.

Wow Jonathan,super cache,congrats it's what i use ti say a impossible creature :) beautiful thanks for sharing

So happy you enjoy this spotting, nexttogone. Always a pleasure to share my spottings with all of you.

nexttogone 5 years ago

Fascinating find! Thanks for sharing with us!

It is Thanks, ... Karen

KarenL 6 years ago

Astoundingly beautiful!

It does... some other comments mention, robotic..etc..
certanly all the metamorphosis on it is very much like transformers, as CherreyMaePanchoBartolata comment

Sheraar 6 years ago


Dangermouse 6 years ago

An amazing spotting, nature itself is amazing. I think the day we stopped being surprised by it will be a very sad day indeed. Great photos, thanks for sharing!

Both of you always do great comments Thanks.

"I am agree with you, both, Jonathan and Ashish!"

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 6 years ago

Jonathan you speak from my heart.
Nature is made Human to understand it, study it, protect it..!!
If damaged Nature...vanish Humans one day like it did with Dinosaurs..!!

Nature has always inspired us, so it may happens

HeatherMiller 6 years ago

I feel as though someday we might see that reproduced in a movie for some alien or something.

looks very robotic.. just in time for Transformers ;-)


envisionarySteve 7 years ago

Wow, now that's one shiny body armor! I'm guessing that it helps reflect heat? Great shot, Jonathan, and congrats on the Spotting Of The Day!

I didn't knew that....(The chrysalis of the Cream-spotted Tigerwing can adapt to and even survive freezing weather")

peter 7 years ago

Spotting of the day!

"The chrysalis of the Cream-spotted Tigerwing can adapt to and even survive freezing weather"

Philipp Kickinger
Philipp Kickinger 7 years ago


Christiane 7 years ago

WOW.. What a great camouflage!

I knew it was going to be something really interesting..

Geodialist 7 years ago

Good question, Jonathan. (I'm surprised no asked sooner.) The name "Geodialist" is a synthesis of my interests in geocaching and sundialing. In 2004, I was the leader of a team that built and maintained a type of sundial called an "EarthDial." Geo also means Earth -- it wasn't a big stretch to morph EarthDial into Geodial, and my geocaching username was born!
Related Resources:
The EarthDial Project
FCPS/NOVAC EarthDial Webcam
The archive of time-lapse animations of our EarthDial may be the largest cache of sundial imagery ever collected.

Thats the only way.... Geodialist by the way, what Geodialist means???

Geodialist 7 years ago

Great photo, and way to be persistent in your quest to ID the butterfly!

Alajuela, Costa Rica

Lat: 10.46, Long: -84.75

Spotted on Jun 11, 2010
Submitted on Jun 21, 2011

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