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Harmonia Mantle

Caria rhacotis

Description:

The genus Caria, in the family Riodinidae, contains some of the most beautiful and elusive species on Earth. They are rarely seen because of their superb camouflage, usually settling on mossy or algae covered ground beside some source of water.

Habitat:

On sandy banks of small streams in Neo-tropical forest


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28 Comments (1–25)

pamsai
pamsai 2 years ago

thanks Bonnie... it really was spectacular, and I was so excited to see it.

BonnieLewis
BonnieLewis 2 years ago

Spectacular!

pamsai
pamsai 3 years ago

thanks Antonio...

Beautiful capture Pam,congrats on thze well deserved SOTD and thanks for sharing

pamsai
pamsai 3 years ago

thank you Sergio and Arlanda...

arlanda
arlanda 3 years ago

Congratulatoins!

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 3 years ago

Congratulations, pamsai.

pamsai
pamsai 3 years ago

thanks Pradeep...

Pradeep Kumar
Pradeep Kumar 3 years ago

Congratulations! !!

pamsai
pamsai 3 years ago

thanks Sunny

sunnyjosef
sunnyjosef 3 years ago

Wow!! What a beautiful butterfly!!!! Congrats Pam...

pamsai
pamsai 3 years ago

thanks Bonnie...

pamsai
pamsai 3 years ago

thanks Neil for all your support for my photos...

BonnieLewis
BonnieLewis 3 years ago

Absolutely lovely! Great shot!

pamsai
pamsai 3 years ago

thanks Felix...

Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck 3 years ago

Well deserved! Congrats.

pamsai
pamsai 3 years ago

thanks triggsturner, Lauren and Ines.

pamsai
pamsai 3 years ago

thanks Ashley for the SOTD. You can imagine how thrilled I was to see this little one beside a small stream in Peru. It really sparkled and contained so many colours. The photo doesn't do it credit.

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 3 years ago

A wonderful SOTD. Congrats, Pam.

AshleyT
AshleyT 3 years ago

Congrats Pam, these beautiful colors were too good to pass up for Spotting of the Day!

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InêsVeloso
InêsVeloso 3 years ago

Gorgeous!

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 3 years ago

So beautiful Pam!

triggsturner
triggsturner 3 years ago

Oh my! What a wonderful spotting. Well done Pam and thank you for sharing this.

pamsai
pamsai 3 years ago

thanks Hema and G Mohandas...

pamsai
pamsai 3 years ago

haha... I was in Peru for a month, now in Japan. Just added the photos out of order !

pamsai
Spotted by
pamsai

Junín, Peru

Lat: -11.23, Long: -74.62

Spotted on Aug 13, 2016
Submitted on Sep 12, 2016

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