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4 Comments

patty
patty 6 years ago

Hello Bayucca and Daniela, what about a "Chiomara sychis autander" ("emparchada" in Spanish) ? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chiomara_as...
However, this one seems to be a bit darker and have less white here and there...Greetings

bayucca
bayucca 6 years ago

That was also in my mind. Definitely a Riodinidae. But I am still not sure about even the genus. Emesis is a very tricky group. I keep an eye on it...

DB
DB 6 years ago

Hi @bayucca, unfortunately I have only these two pics. I saw this butterfly only once and I didn't see the underside. I think it could be a Emesis lupina melancholica ( I'm not sure, is just my opinion).
http://www.fotosaves.com.ar/FotosMaripos...
http://www.butterfliesofamerica.com/L/t/...

bayucca
bayucca 6 years ago

Do you have any other shot from the side? Size? That's a very hard one! I think the white spots are an artefact. Did you notice some small spots on the underside?

Salta, Salta, Argentina

Lat: -24.79, Long: -65.42

Spotted on Mar 2, 2012
Submitted on Aug 7, 2012

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