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Leodonta White

Leodonta cf. tellane chiriquensis


bayucca 9 years ago

Kim Garwood has confirmed the genus, is not sure about the exact species. I did a re-search and think it is more Tellane than Dysoni, due to the trapezoid-like 3rd patch on the forewing. I think the ID with the cf. is a valuable compromise.

bayucca 9 years ago

I slightly would tend to Tellane, due to the markings and I try to get a confirmation/correction by an expert...

bayucca 9 years ago

Pieridae (!), Pierinae, Leodonta sp., there are only 2 species from Leodonta reported from Costa Rica Leodonta tellane chiriquensis and Leodonta dysoni. Unfortunately I cannot tell you exactly which one it is. What a pity you have not another shot of this uncommon and probably rare butterfly!!

deepskywim 9 years ago

No sorry, this is the only shot...

bayucca 9 years ago

Any other shot??

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Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Spotted on Jul 11, 2012
Submitted on Jan 8, 2014

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