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Moon Satyr Butterfly

Pierella luna luna


This butterfly stayed close to the ground, deep in the forest undergrowth where it was dark. I often disturbed them while walking along a path deep in the forest.


Pierella lamia occurs in rainforest habitats at elevations between about 200-1400m. It likes clear trails in the forest, and secondary forest edges adjacent to forested areas.

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pamsai 7 years ago

thanks Gilma for the update...

I think bayucca is still in France.
He sure is the expert on Costa Rica'n Butterflies.
Hope he gets back to Switzerland safely soon.

pamsai 7 years ago

bayucca, do you agree with this ID of this butterfly?

pamsai 7 years ago

thanks Larry...

pamsai 7 years ago

thanks Gilma, that looks like the one! Pura Vida!

I read here that it is a Pierella luna
Moon Satyr, Pierella luna luna,

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San José, Cartago, Costa Rica

Spotted on Jul 10, 2013
Submitted on Aug 26, 2013

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