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Geranium Bronze; Mariposa del Geranio

Cacyreus marshalli


Small butterfly of the Lycaenidae family. It is native to South Africa and it is a pest to cultivated Pelargonium and Geranium plant species. Ca. 20 mm. wingspan. The wings are brown/bronze with a white border outlining the wings. The underside is a grey-brown with darker bands interlaced with white, creating an intricate pattern. The hindwings contain an eye spot in order to divert predators from attacking


Spotted at s town park, Parque del Retiro, Madrid, during a butterfly counting by citizen volunteers to create a urban park catalog of butterflies uBMS (urban Butterfly Monitoring Schemes)


Camera Model: NIKON D500. Exposure Time: 1/500 sec.; f/10; ISO Speed Rating: 640. Exposure Bias: 0 EV. Focal Length: 300.0 mm. No Flash fired. DSC_3059

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Madrid, Comunidad de Madrid, Spain

Lat: 40.41, Long: -3.68

Spotted on Jul 13, 2018
Submitted on Nov 23, 2018

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