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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 10 months ago
Mariposa Butterfly
Mechanitis doryssus Mechanitis menapis doryssus H. Bates, 1864

7 Comments

Jellis
Jellis 10 months 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 10 months ago

So is it in fact the Mariposa Butterfly???

Jellis
Jellis 10 months 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 10 months 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 10 months 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 10 months ago

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

Muckpuk
Muckpuk 10 months 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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