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Veined White Skipper

Heliopetes arsalte

Description:

White butterfly with brown outline. It has a red ring behind the head.

Habitat:

Lacandon rainforest.


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Veined White Skipper
Heliopetes arsalte Heliopetes arsalte (live adults, page 1)


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5 Comments

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 5 years ago

Thank you Lauren for the ID and the links.

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 5 years ago

Your specimen also has thoracic stripes that are not on other pictures of this species. Maybe this is a subspecies for Chiapas? I hope bayucca can have a look at this.

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 5 years ago

Hi Luis, this one is so beautiful, it was hard to believe at first that it was a Skipper, but the body shape and antennae give it away. None of the species pictures that I found have the red behind the head, a local variation maybe?http://www.backyardnature.net/chiapas/butter02.htm
http://www.neotropicalbutterflies.com/Si...
http://butterfliesofamerica.com/heliopet...
http://www.butterfliesofamerica.com/L/he...

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 5 years ago

Thank you NRM4424

NRM4424
NRM4424 5 years ago

Wow this is stunning

LuisStevens
Spotted by
LuisStevens

Mexico

Lat: 16.21, Long: -90.90

Spotted on Dec 9, 2013
Submitted on Feb 18, 2014

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