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Pierid Butterfly

Catasticta sp.


about 2 - 3 cm long, wingspan of 4 - 5 cm, very bright yellow and white tones on the outside part of the wings, and brown tones on the inside. also it has a lot of tiny hairs in the thorax, probably used for pollination


the first photo was edited for brigther colors, but no more than a few changes in constrast

1 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca 11 years ago
Pierid Butterfly
Catasticta sp.

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bayucca 11 years ago

Pieridae, Catasticta sp., closer ID is not possible without the native specimen or DNA. There are too many similar around. Some are only recently renamed or described.
These might be some candidates...
These are "all" Catasticta with probably many more undescribed from Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.

AlejaPatiño 11 years ago

Muy linda!!
Te recomiendo que te unas a mi misión :)

KarenL 12 years ago


KristenGilpin 12 years ago

Lovely butterflies.


Juan Estupiñán
Spotted by
Juan Estupiñán

Bogotá, Bogotá, Colombia

Spotted on Aug 23, 2011
Submitted on Sep 9, 2011

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