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Blue Doctor

Rhetus periander

Description:

A beautiful Riodinidae butterfly, one of the 3 Rethus species. This one lives at a lower elevation than Rethus dysonii, 1 - 1800 meters. I saw this one mud-puddling beside a small stream. When they are settled down feeding, one can get quite close, but until they settle they can be quite skittish.

Habitat:

Mud-puddling on a bridge over a small stream.

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2 Comments

pamsai
pamsai 5 years ago

thank you Ines...

InêsVeloso
InêsVeloso 5 years ago

All your butterflies are wonderful, congrats :)

pamsai
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Junín, Peru

Spotted on Aug 9, 2016
Submitted on Sep 12, 2016

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