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Blushing Phantom

Cithaerias pireta


Lacks wing scales almost entirely, revealing the transparent membrane of the wings.


pacific coast rainforest


San Cipriano forest reserve.

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30 Comments (1–25)

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 9 years ago

Thanks Greg!

GregMasteller 9 years ago

Very nice!

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 9 years ago

Thanks Karen, patty and outside girl, sorry for the late response.

outsidegirl0 9 years ago

l love it:)

patty 9 years ago

AmAzInG butterfly and series Dan! Beautiful =)

MrsPbio 9 years ago


Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 9 years ago

Thank you Rieko, Mayra and Gerardo!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 9 years ago

Wow extraordinary find and series :)

MayraSpringmann 9 years ago

WOW!!!!! Wonderful!

RiekoS 9 years ago

Red wing looks like glowing.

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 9 years ago

Thanks Ajwerko, Antonio and Gilma.

Gorgeous Butterfly!! Fantastic pictures. Thank you for sharing, dandoucette.

Gorgeous acpture Dan,wow,that's realy a beauty,congrats and thanks for sharing such an amazing spotting page

Ajwerko 9 years ago

Wonderful series! Great job!!

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 9 years ago

Thanks Kat, Dafnel and Neil. It was tough to choose the first photo for this one. I like them all so much.

NeilDazet 9 years ago

Marvelous Dan!! I like that 3rd photo the best with the colorful background.

DafneInFiamme 9 years ago


katmc2020 9 years ago

The "eye" is how it protects itself because it's predators think it's another animal bigger than them and leave it alone.

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 9 years ago

Thanks so much everyone. I'm glad I was right with my ID, thanks for confirmation Fyn and bayucca.

Adrián Encontrado
Adrián Encontrado 9 years ago

Love this spotting

bayucca 9 years ago

Yes, Pireta, Blushing Phantom.

Glen Marks
Glen Marks 9 years ago

Really nice!

Maria dB
Maria dB 9 years ago

Wow, a real beauty!

YukoChartraw 9 years ago

Very VERY beautiful!

KarenL 9 years ago


Dan Doucette
Spotted by
Dan Doucette

Valle del Cauca, Colombia

Spotted on Jan 20, 2013
Submitted on Apr 2, 2013

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