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Menapis Tigerwing

Mechanitis doryssus

Description:

Gorgeous orange, yellow and black butterfly.

Habitat:

At the Parque del Este in Caracas, near mountain range and capital city.

Notes:

Just came fluttering by while I was watching some sloths...

1 species ID suggestions

Jellis
Jellis a month ago
Mariposa Butterfly
Mechanitis doryssus Mechanitis menapis doryssus H. Bates, 1864

7 Comments

Jellis
Jellis a month ago

Scientific name and your common name is correct. As I mentioned so many subspecies but the one I suggested is the closest

Muckpuk
Muckpuk a month ago

So is it in fact the Mariposa Butterfly???

Jellis
Jellis a month ago

Sorry your right I had the name wrong but right scientific name. I might have gotten the common from the one close to it

Muckpuk
Muckpuk a month ago

Hi Jellis
Thank you, but now I am confused....The link you added to my ID says Menapis Tigerwing.
That is where I got it from.
Anyone else can share a light on this?

Jellis
Jellis a month ago

Menapis Tigerwing is different then the Mariposa. Though the scientific name is correct. There are many subspecies but different Common names to each.

Jellis
Jellis a month ago

You have the wrong ID. The Menapis Tigerwing has yellow and yours has orange. The Menapis Tigerwing markings don't match.

Muckpuk
Muckpuk a month ago

Thank you Jellis!
That's the one!

Parroquia El Hatillo, Miranda, Venezuela

Lat: 10.45, Long: -66.84

Spotted on Jan 3, 2017
Submitted on Jan 7, 2017

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