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Swallowtail Moth

Urania fulgens


I took this to be a butterfly, but it is actually a diurnal moth, a swallowtail moth of the Family Uraniidae.


This photo was taken from quite a distance, with my teleconversion lens. Though I could easily see this large butterfly, the space between us was impassable - I simply couldn't get closer to it for a really good photo.

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pamsai 6 years ago

Oh lucky you. That's near La Selva, isn't it? I think I passed through there in July.

pamsai, we have a property near Horquetas de Sarapiqui - though I don't live there, just visit. This was spotted there.

JoeHartman 6 years ago

Beautiful moth and great shot Anne Marie!

pamsai 6 years ago

wow, great spotting Ann Marie. Looked on the location map and see you spotted it near where I spotted many of my finds in July. Do you mind me asking where actually you are?

Lucky You!! For a long time they fly by, never to settle anywhere near, I have been longing for a closer look. Thank you for sharing, Anne Marie McCaffrey.

Thanks EnvUnlimited, you were close - and you put me on the right track.

Limón, Costa Rica

Spotted on Oct 13, 2013
Submitted on Oct 17, 2013

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