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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 10 years ago

Thanks Greg!

GregMasteller 10 years ago

Very nice!

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 10 years ago

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

outsidegirl0 10 years ago

l love it:)

patty 10 years ago

AmAzInG butterfly and series Dan! Beautiful =)

MrsPbio 10 years ago


Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 10 years ago

Thank you Rieko, Mayra and Gerardo!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 10 years ago

Wow extraordinary find and series :)

MayraSpringmann 10 years ago

WOW!!!!! Wonderful!

RiekoS 10 years ago

Red wing looks like glowing.

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 10 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 10 years ago

Wonderful series! Great job!!

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 10 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 10 years ago

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

DafneInFiamme 10 years ago


katmc2020 10 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 10 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 10 years ago

Love this spotting

bayucca 10 years ago

Yes, Pireta, Blushing Phantom.

Glen Marks
Glen Marks 10 years ago

Really nice!

Maria dB
Maria dB 10 years ago

Wow, a real beauty!

YukoChartraw 10 years ago

Very VERY beautiful!

KarenL 10 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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