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Lansdorf's crescent

Eresia lansdorfi

Description:

in lightly grazed pasture along edges that are dense secondary growth Lansdorf's Crescent Eresia lansdorfi



1 species ID suggestions

bayucca
bayucca 6 years ago
Lansdorf's Crescent
Eresia lansdorfi "Eresia" lansdorfi

5 Comments

bayucca
bayucca 6 years ago

I would say that you have Heliconiinae around whole South America, but you will not find every species or subspecies at the same places. Be aware of the mimics!

kijikb
kijikb 6 years ago

Great thanks! Heliconiinae would be in that area though? The location is actually in the hills outside of Duque de Caxias along the slopes of the headwaters of the San Antonio river

bayucca
bayucca 6 years ago

No, same family Nymphalidae, but the rest is different: Heliconius erato would be Heliconiinae, Heliconiini. Yours is Nymphalinae and Melitaeini.

kijikb
kijikb 6 years ago

THanks! Is it one of the varieties of the Crimson spot with the same host plants?

bayucca
bayucca 6 years ago

Batesian mimic of Erato and Melpomene, same one like this
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/173....

Duque de Caxias, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Lat: -22.79, Long: -43.31

Spotted on Mar 22, 2013
Submitted on Mar 28, 2013

Spotted for mission

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