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Veined White Skipper

Heliopetes arsalte

Description:

A small butterfly, one of the Spreadwings, or Flats. The adults normally bask on low foliage, holding their wings half open. Both sexes nectar at a wide range of flowers.

Habitat:

Low wildflowers along the dirt road to a lodge in Crooked Tree Wetlands, a mosaic of elongated lagoons, connected by creeks, savannas and logwood thickets.

4 Comments

James McNair
James McNair 6 years ago

I actually thought this one looked more like the Alana but again you saw the real thing

pamsai
pamsai 6 years ago

Added new photos of upper wing...

pamsai
pamsai 6 years ago

Hi James, I changed the ID on this one. Thought it strange that 2 butterflies that looked so different could be the same ! What do you think? This one is found more from Mexico to Argentina.

pamsai
pamsai 6 years ago

Strange James that this one and the other one are the same species, but look quite different apart from the head.

pamsai
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Belize District, Belize

Spotted on Jul 27, 2015
Submitted on Aug 17, 2015

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