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Mechanitis lysimnia utemaia
This is one of the 4 Nymphalid mimic species of Heliconidae (the Confused Tigerwing) They were all found on the same day in the same place. No Heliconid model species were seen. The first 4 pictures are of the same individual, the last 2 pictures are of a second individual (the same day and place) of the same species. Nymphalidae: Ithomiinae: Mechanitis lysimnia utemaia.
Within the forest, flying among the trees and bushes, above the river zone. Tropical forest, dry season, Chorreadero Park, 10 km above Chiapa de Corzo, Chiapas, Mexico.
The 4 Nymphalid species collected on this day, all in the same place are mimics of a Heliconid model, which was not seen. The other 3 species can be viewed: Complex 2: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/165... Complex 3: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/161... Complex 4: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/165...
Spotted on Nov 21, 2012
Submitted on Nov 29, 2012
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