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Zeltus amasa amasa
A small butterfly. This one was often on the ground or perched on low-lying leaves or branches. It stayed in the same area for an hour or so, quite close to where I was standing to photograph butterflies on a bush. Didn't seem bothered by me and let me get close.
Tropical wet evergreen montane forest.
I love the black and white striped legs and matching antennae, and the way the stripes get closer together on the feet.
Spotted on Nov 2, 2015
Submitted on Dec 3, 2015
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thank you Les. Yes, I got lucky with this background !
Fabulous and a far better background than I had.
thank you VFT...
Wonderful series, pam!
thank you Sunnyjosef...
Wow!!! congrats Pam..
Great images of this beautiful butterfly. Thank you so much for sharing pamsai, and many congrats on your SOTD
thanks Dr Sherpa... they were so gorgeous, and stayed around me for a really long time. I kept forgetting they were there (2 of them) and when I turned around, they would be still there, I'd take another photo or two and return to what I was doing..
Congrats Pam for the SOTD! Lovely photos of a Tit!
Haha Sukanya, I don't know, but it looked unbelievably beautiful fluttering in the breeze! Like feathers...
Unbelievably long tail for a butterfly! Wonder why it needs it. Congrats Pamsai.
thank you so much Ashley. This is one of my favourite butterflies, I'm so happy that you picked it as SOTD...
Congratulations pamsai !!!!!
Congrats Pamsai, this beautiful butterfly is our Spotting of the Day!
thanks Christiane and Francisco. I've been wanting to see one of these for a long time !
Uffff It's beauty... So impresionant !!!
WOW.. Amazing spotting.