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mariposa perisama / Perisama Butterfly

Perisama yeba


Farallones de Citará, Ciudad Bolívar, Antioquia, Colombia


This foto was taken in an area that is threatened by gold mining. This photo was part of the species documented as part of the Beehive Design Collective´s participation in the project Contraexpediciones--- Esta foto fue tomado en una zona que esta amenazado por la minería de oro. Esta foto fue parte del registro de especies documentado como para de la participación del Colectivo de Diseño la Colmena en el proyecto

2 species ID suggestions


EntreAguas 4 years ago

WOW!! So much happened since i posted this yesterday. thank you so much for the SOTD and for supporting the work i try to do with my PN activity!!! The butterfly was drinking the sweat from out shirts so we decided to mix some salt and water in our hands and we effectively got it to pose on our hands. So I see there is no consensus on the species. Anyone want to give the final proposal? If not, I will go with Perisama.

James McNair
James McNair 4 years ago

Beautiful creature

bayucca 4 years ago

It is not Vaninka. It is for yure a Perisama sp. and for me one of the tougher one! My closest guess is Perisama yeba, but I cannot tell you which subspecies it is.
This one is the same one, no ID:

Chamalka Dulmini
Chamalka Dulmini 4 years ago

Congrats on SOTD!

Dilan Chathuranga
Dilan Chathuranga 4 years ago

Congratulations Entre!!

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 4 years ago

Comgratulation Entre.. Thanks for sharing..
How come this creature could stay on your palm? Is that magic potion on your palm? :D

KarenSaxton 4 years ago

Gorgeous! And congrats on SOTD!

KarenL 4 years ago

Entre, thank you for all of your hard work highlighting the species that may be lost if this development is allowed to go ahead. This beauty has earned you Spotting of the Day. This delicate little butterfly was spotted in an area of natural beauty that is threatened by mining.


Jewel !

dandoucette 4 years ago

Stunner! Not 100% sure on the ID but it's the closest I found find. Perhaps bayucca knows for sure.

LaurenZarate 4 years ago

Did you offer it salt? Did it come onto your hand by itself?

LaurenZarate 4 years ago

Amazing Beauty!

Antioquia, Colombia

Lat: 5.75, Long: -76.03

Spotted on Feb 16, 2014
Submitted on May 6, 2014

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