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Groundstreak Butterfly

Calycopis sp

Notes:

It moves it's wings to trick predators (and me!) into thinking the head it's on the opposite side. VIDEO!

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6 Comments

pamsai
pamsai 5 years ago

Check this out, I think it may be Calycopis isobeon,
http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/speci.......
What do you think? It does look like this one...
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/163...

Diaz José Miguel
Diaz José Miguel 5 years ago

Thank you!! Forest Dragon and Andrecoppe!

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 5 years ago

Subfamily Theclinae, Tribe Eumaeini, Genus Calycopis, I believe. Not sure which species are in your area.

andrecoppe
andrecoppe 5 years ago

Hi, José!
This is a Lycaenidae butterfly. This link can be useful for you: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theclinae

Diaz José Miguel
Diaz José Miguel 5 years ago

Can someone help me with this spotting?

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 6 years ago

Great video of the "fake" antennal movement!

Diaz José Miguel
Spotted by
Diaz José Miguel

Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Spotted on Apr 7, 2014
Submitted on Apr 7, 2014

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