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White-tipped Black or Snowbush Spanworm

Melanchroia chephise

Description:

In December 07, 2013, I saw an amazing show: hundreds (for not to say thousands) of this butterflies were mating everywhere in the park. The scene was unbelievable; all the plants were almost covered with this small creatures. Here are some pics of them in many activities.

Habitat:

Urban


1 species ID suggestions

White-tipped Black
Melanchroia chephise

1 Comment

GustavoMorejon
GustavoMorejon 5 years ago

Thank you Anne Marie McCaffrey for the ID.

Cuenca, Provincia del Azuay, Ecuador

Lat: -2.90, Long: -79.00

Spotted on Dec 7, 2013
Submitted on Jan 31, 2014

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