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Crines Hairstreak

Theritas crines

Description:

Theritas is a genus of gossamer-winged butterflies (family Lycaenidae) found in the Neotropics. Theritas species are large among the Eumaeini but altogether still smallish butterflies

Notes:

This butterfly was very hard to photograph due to the reflections on the wings. The wings glittered like gold in the sunlight.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Crines Hairstreak
Theritas crines Theritas crines (pinned specimens)


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3 Comments

pamsai
pamsai 8 years ago

Thanks Jakubko. It really sparkled a gold-ish colour, and I think it was green underneath.

RiekoS
RiekoS 8 years ago

Beautiful!

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 8 years ago

Gorgeous! This loos like a species of Theritas to me, and T. crines looks like the best match to me, although the specimens look more green in the link. Was this moth iridescent green/gold?

pamsai
Spotted by
pamsai

Limón, Costa Rica

Spotted on Jul 28, 2013
Submitted on Aug 28, 2013

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