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Orsis Bluewing

Myscelia orsis


The Orsis blue wing butterfly, Myscelia orsis (Nymphalidae - Biblidinae) is a brightly coloured Neotropical butterfly named for the vibrant blue color of the male’s wings. Although mainly blue above, the male Orsis bluewing butterfly also has black margins to its upperwings, and a reddish-brown patch on the outer edge of the forewings. The forewings are also marked with lighter blue patches, and the tips of the forewings are quite square in shape.


This species occurs in the Atlantic forest of South America, where it appears to be abundant in forest fragments.

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35 Comments (1–25)

Congratulations Rubens!!!
As I said, this is a gorgeus photo.

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 8 years ago

Great colour combination!

outsidegirl0 9 years ago

awsome series!

Megan Gilbert
Megan Gilbert 10 years ago


Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 10 years ago

So shiny blue! Nice shots!

Seema 10 years ago

electric blue

JenKnight 10 years ago

lovely shots

SachindraUmesh 10 years ago

Congrats on the SOTD! wow!!

Rubens Araujo
Rubens Araujo 10 years ago

Thanks António ! It's is a great honor to receive a SOTD and a compliment from you !

Great capture Rubens,beautiful collours,congrats on the SOTD and thanks for sharing you amazing spotting page

DianePlatcoBrooks 10 years ago

Spectacular !

cranbrook-sda-youth1 10 years ago


LaurenZarate 10 years ago

Very beautiful and striking butterfly! Congratulations!

Rubens Araujo
Rubens Araujo 10 years ago

Thanks Fyn !

Fyn  Kynd
Fyn Kynd 10 years ago

Awesome spotting! Congratulations Rubens Araujo!

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 10 years ago

Awesome! Congrats!

Kya 10 years ago


rubens.luciano 10 years ago

Congratulations Xará !

SandraPereira 10 years ago

Congrats on the SOTD . Lovely butterfly !!

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 10 years ago

Congratulations Rubens - well deserved !!

NuwanChathuranga 10 years ago

Congratulations Rubens!!

Andrea Lim
Andrea Lim 10 years ago

Congratulations on your SOTD. Amazing colors!

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 10 years ago

Absolutely gorgeous great SOTD! Congrats :)

MayraSpringmann 10 years ago

Bela série!

Wild Things
Wild Things 10 years ago

Lovely butterfly! Congratulations Rubens!

Rubens Araujo
Spotted by
Rubens Araujo

São Paulo, Brazil

Spotted on May 1, 2013
Submitted on May 5, 2013

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