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Fairly large at about 2.5" x 1.75". This is very similar to a species found in Asia - Kallima inachus. Notice the two transparent holes on the wings.
Tropical dry forest in NW Costa Rica 7 weeks into the 6 month dry season
One of my favorite images! I am sure glad you enjoyed it Mayra!!!
Wow!!!! This is fantastic!!! Congrats!!
thanks Arushi and Leuba!
great spotting, ICN - such amazing creatures!!
awesome one. :)
thanks aldrin and jonathan!
thanks bayucca, susan and nuwan!!!!!! I am glad you enjoyed the spotting.
great one !!!
Definitely Zaretis sp., species is tricky since they are quite variable. It is not Itys, Callidryas has usually more a greenish appearence, and for Isidora it should have more frosty/whitish area on the hindwing. And then Ellops is left. So I think it might be Zaretis ellops. But I am not 100% sure.http://butterfliesofamerica.com/imagehtm...http://butterfliesofamerica.com/t/Zareti...
Thanks Asergio!!! Sarah thanks and I am not sure of the species yet. Hopefully there will be some info when I find out.
Are those transparent holes part of his "leaf disguise"??
What an amazing butterfly.....great camo!! :)
It is a great photo, Ig. And the butterfly is beautiful.
Thanks Atul!Ismael si no habia estado parado encima de una hoja verde de palmera no iba verlo nunca. tienes razon!
Estas son increibles practicamente nadie dudaria en decir q es una hoja
Superb spotting , !!
Lat: 10.20, Long: -85.83
Spotted on Jan 14, 2012 Submitted on Jan 15, 2012
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