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Crines Hairstreak

Theritas crines


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


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

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Crines Hairstreak
Theritas crines Theritas crines (pinned specimens)

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pamsai 8 years ago

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

RiekoS 8 years ago


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?

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Limón, Costa Rica

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

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