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Unknown spotting

Description:

Small butterfly with bright blue dorsal wings. Our guide said it was a morpho species.

Habitat:

Cloud forest



No species ID suggestions

2 Comments

KarenL
KarenL 6 years ago

I thought so too Dominik, but the guides seemed to have very patchy knowledge of arthropods, & even some of the amphibians. It does look like a match for M platypera - should I put Micandra sp. to be on the safe side?

bayucca
bayucca 6 years ago

Definitely a Hairstreak not a Morpho, much too small for Morpho.
Looks a little bit like Micandra sp., Micandra platyptera???
http://www.flickr.com/photos/andreaskay/...
http://butterfliesofamerica.com/micandra...
Angle is tricky and yours is also quite worn.

Provincia de Pichincha, Ecuador

Lat: 0.01, Long: -78.67

Spotted on Dec 9, 2012
Submitted on Dec 15, 2012

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