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Siproeta stelenes biplagiata
This gorgeous butterfly of the Family Nymphalidae, was hanging on the underside of a rocky outcrop at the very bottom of the Sima de Cotorras, 140 meters below the rim.
Tropical Forest (Dry Season) bottom of the "Sima de Las Cotorras", near Ocozocuautla, Chiapas, Mexico.
This is what it looks like from the top: http://davewelling.photoshelter.com/imag.... This butterfly mimics a Heliconiid species (Philaethria dido diatonica). They are so similar that it would be hard to tell which was which in the field, except that the Nymphalid has small "tails" on the hind wing that the Heliconiid lacks. These photos were taken by my son Daniel Zárate. For information on the Sima de las Cotorras in Chiapas, Mexico see: http://todochiapas.mx/2012/04/sima-de-la...