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Everes Cupid

Everes lacturnus, Cupido lacturnus

Notes:

2 cm length, the "tail" always waving, to be able to outwit predators.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Eastern Tailed-Blue
Cupido comyntas Cupido comyntas


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14 Comments

Dangermouse
Dangermouse 9 years ago

A brilliant photo, very crisp!

JosephBullock
JosephBullock 9 years ago

Great job on tracking it down!

I re-edit this spot, from EasternTailed-Blue TO Everes Cupid (Everes lacturnus/Cupido lacturnus) after confirming with http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Everes_lact... and http://www.fobi.web.id/v/lepido/f-lyc/ev...

I love to learn more on this subject, thank you

JosephBullock
JosephBullock 9 years ago

I just checked out your pic AshleyAkers and it does look similar. I was looking on BigGuide.com and the Hairstreaks look both like yours as well in form.
I'm just trying to help:)
BugGuide.com is helpful for many insects.

AshleyAkers
AshleyAkers 9 years ago

I have a picture that's similar to yours as well, though not as close and I think mine may have a had a little more black spots. Nice pic!

JosephBullock
JosephBullock 9 years ago

I have the same butterfly in my Noah with some color differences. Same alternating color on the antennae. Check it out. It is a "Hairstreak."

Joseph, there are "not found link" but thank you.

JosephBullock
JosephBullock 9 years ago

The last part of the URL after the second http: is //johnbokma.com/mexit/2007/07/04/hairstreak if the above URL leads nowhere.

It looks like it didn't give you all the address on the above comment.
Joe

JosephBullock
JosephBullock 9 years ago

Where I saw an exact copy of your butterfly is at http://www.google.mg/imgres?imgurl=http:...

It shows a picture of your butterfly, but not the genus or species. It is under the heading of Hairstreak, though. Kindly yours, Joseph Bullock

JosephBullock
JosephBullock 9 years ago

Great! Isn't it fun to ID a new insect or spotting. I know I have learned a lot I had forgotten and much I didn't know:)

thanks Joseph..
Eastern Tailed-Blue to?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Tai...

JosephBullock
JosephBullock 9 years ago

I take that back it is a Hairstreak Butterfly-Hypaurotis crysalus. Forgive me for misleading you. Do search for Hairstreak Butterfly and you can check it out for yourself :)

JosephBullock
JosephBullock 9 years ago

It is a Skipper. Just to find the genus and species. It looks similar to The Splendid Ochre- Trapezites symmomus on Ozanimals.org The coloration is different, though. Yours, is white.

Indonesia

Spotted on Jul 5, 2011
Submitted on Jul 5, 2011

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