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Purple-stained Daggerwing Butterfly

Marpesia marcella valetta


Mid size beautiful butterfly, not as nervous as others, allowed me to take more pictures, and even stayed with wings open.


Also called Pansy Daggerwing,this is a male.

35 Comments (1–25)

Diaz José Miguel
Diaz José Miguel 4 years ago

Great shots!!

Now I know when to wish you a Happy Birthday, dandoucette ... : )
Happy Butterfly hunting at the trail.

dandoucette 7 years ago

Amazing! They really are breathtaking butterflies. You spotted this one on my birthday!

RiekoS 7 years ago

Very Beautiful. I love your second shot.

outsidegirl0 7 years ago

so pretty!

Also thank you, AnoopPBhaskar and Leuba.

Thank you so much, Hanno Shalby and ChristyHolland, Happy to share.

ChristyHolland 7 years ago

What amazing colors! Great spotting!

Hanno Shalaby
Hanno Shalaby 7 years ago

wooow amazing pic !

Thank you, AmazonWorkshops.

Yes!! she was posing perfectly for the pictures... Look at me! I am gorgeous and I know it!

Your welcome! Love sharing with all the Nature lovers at PN.

Thank you, LeanneGardner

Thank you so much, LaurenZarate

AmazonWorkshops 7 years ago


Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 7 years ago

Stunning ! and obviously knows it too...

AnoopPBhaskar 7 years ago

What a beautiful butterfly, thanks for sharing

LeanneGardner 7 years ago

What a beauty!

LaurenZarate 7 years ago

A Breathtaking butterfly!

Thank you for the comments, Louisiana Belle, eulalia rubio, Maria dB and AliHp, I am happy to share my spottings with NP great community.

Thank you, NuwanChathuranga.

Ali Hemati Pour
Ali Hemati Pour 7 years ago

So Nice...

Maria dB
Maria dB 7 years ago

Stunning colors!

bayucca 7 years ago

¡Con mucho gusto y Pura Vida, tambien!

Thank you so much bayucca, You always ID my Butterflies, I appreciate it..Gracias y Pura Vida!!

Provincia Alajuela, Costa Rica

Spotted on Jan 24, 2013
Submitted on Jan 24, 2013

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