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Stinky Leafwing

Historis odius

Habitat:

Jungle around Yelapa, Mexico



1 Species ID Suggestions

Stinky Leafwing
Historis odius Historis odius dious (live adults)


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7 Comments

yunseong1
yunseong1 4 years ago

Does it smell stinky?

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 4 years ago

@skeiescapes please update your description as it seems you are happy with the ID. ?? Thank you.
Good digging around for info Sukanya... thanks.

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta 4 years ago


Found out why they got this name.

"The vernacular name Stinky Leafwing, and the species name odius are probably references to the odorous rotting fruits to which the butterfly is attracted."" http://www.learnaboutbutterflies.com/Ama...

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 4 years ago

Great shot. I wonder what is the story behind the name.

IanValdueza
IanValdueza 4 years ago

amazing image

Diaz José Miguel
Diaz José Miguel 4 years ago

Excellent, love it!

skeiescapes
skeiescapes 4 years ago

Thank you for the ID. I thought it was a leafwing.
And Diaz José Miguel, here's the close-up! Already had it. Enjoy!

Diaz José Miguel
Diaz José Miguel 4 years ago

Whoa! It would be well worth a crop of the wings just to fully appreciate their beauty!

skeiescapes
Spotted by
skeiescapes

Mexico

Lat: 20.49, Long: -105.45

Spotted on Jul 14, 2014
Submitted on Nov 12, 2014

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