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Doris Longwing

Laparus doris


This is a polymorphic butterfly that can be seen in three different colours, It wasnt concerned about all the hummingbirds and tanagers flying around the same area and flew quite slowly and smoothly between flowers making it easy to photograph. They are classed as unpalatable so this is probably why.


Seen in the grounds of Asa Wright nature centre, Trinidad. Its range varies from Mexico south through to the Amazonian region.

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Debbie Stewart
Debbie Stewart 8 years ago

Thankyou very much Sachindra, There were so many beauties here!

SachindraUmesh 8 years ago

WOW! nice spot!

Debbie Stewart
Debbie Stewart 8 years ago

Thankyou Adarsha

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 8 years ago

What a beauty!

Debbie Stewart
Debbie Stewart 8 years ago

Thankyou Karen!

KarenL 8 years ago

How lovely!

Debbie Stewart
Debbie Stewart 8 years ago

Thanks Sachin and Lauret I thought it was a lovely colour combination too :)

lauret.thierry.5 8 years ago

beautiful !!!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 8 years ago

Lovely color combination,

Debbie Stewart
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Debbie Stewart

Trinidad and Tobago

Spotted on Sep 16, 2012
Submitted on Mar 20, 2013

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