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I spotted this along the trail to the San Juan thermals.
Hahaha! Well, ID's are much easier, cheaper and safer, I'm glad you're choosing them. I still have plenty more butterflies for you too.
Welcome! I did first the "easier" ones and I am now at the age of buying a Harley, but I prefer doing some IDs ;-)...
Thanks bayucca for always taking care of my butterflies. I'm sure you're a busy guy, no pressure for ID's. I just wanted to make sure you saw the butterflies, that's all. As always I really appreciate your ID's and the hardwork that goes into them.
I once promised, that I take care of your butterflies, I did not forget them, but this one was a little tricky.Definitely a Nymphalidae, Satyrinae, Pedaliodes sp. and most probably Pedaliodes phaedra (form melaleuca). There is also a Pedaliodes melaleuca, but in my eyes, there is no white in the scalopped margins and the white stripe seems to be a little bit larger in Melaleuca than in Phaedra (like in yours).http://www.butterfliesofamerica.com/L/pe...http://www.butterfliesofamerica.com/L/pe...http://www.pteron-world.com/topics/class...http://www.sangay.eu/ficha-principale.ph...
Spotted on Jan 16, 2013 Submitted on Apr 17, 2013
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