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Carousing Jewelmark

Anteros carausius

Description:

Well i can wait i just spot this beauty in my kitchen only for a minute , is very small around 1.5 cm wingspan , i never seen a butterfly so beautiful, another spot of a life time, i still can believe it , Long white antennae beautiful red and gold color. hairy legs and head.

Habitat:

Tropical subtropical low land, From Mexico to East Colombia.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Metalmark Family Riodinidae
Anteros carausius Butterfly photography: Know the behavior: Riodinidae (metalmarks)


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23 Comments

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 8 years ago

Thanks Lauren your right is a butterfly :)
Thanks J and Mayra :)

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 8 years ago

Gorgeous find!

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 8 years ago

Yes so interesting the hairy legs! Not very common in a butterfly and it really did look more moth-like.

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 8 years ago

Amazing!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 8 years ago

Thanks Jerry and Michele :)

MicheleMorbidelli
MicheleMorbidelli 8 years ago

Well done!!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 8 years ago

Thanks Leanne, Debbie and Dan :)

dandoucette
dandoucette 8 years ago

Amazing!

Debbie Stewart
Debbie Stewart 8 years ago

Beautiful colours and amazing hairy legs!! Great spot Gerardo

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 8 years ago

That certainly is a beautiful moth Gerardo! It flew in just for you! :)

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 8 years ago

Thanks Adarsha :)

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 8 years ago

Thats looks absolutely beautiful!
Wat a spotting Gerardo!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 8 years ago

Thanks Lauren a butterfly wow is the first one i see whit hairy legs:)
Thanks Nuwan, Dyah, Cindy, Billo, Kaen S, Karen L, and Gilma

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 8 years ago

http://butterfliesofamerica.com/anteros_...
This site shows the upper side of your butterfly. Very beautiful find!

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 8 years ago

looks like a Lycaenid butterfly....great find Gerardo!

DyahPitaloca
DyahPitaloca 8 years ago

Beautiful!

Gorgeous!

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 8 years ago

Is this a moth? The antennae look like a butterfly. Gorgeous!

Billo-kun
Billo-kun 8 years ago

Hermosa!!! :O

KarenSaxton
KarenSaxton 8 years ago

What a great spotting!

What a gorgeous spotting, Gerardo Aizpuru, Lovely colorful Moth.

KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago

Wow!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 8 years ago

Thanks Todd !

Gerardo Aizpuru
Spotted by
Gerardo Aizpuru

Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico

Spotted on Mar 21, 2013
Submitted on Mar 21, 2013

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