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Borboleta marfim (Ivory butterfly)

Eunica eburnea (Fruhstorfer, 1907)

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bayucca
bayucca 8 years ago
Margarita Purplewing
Eunica margarita Lade 06: Eunica margarita 1oben b HW


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7 Comments

bayucca
bayucca 8 years ago

In my book there is a Eunica margarita eburnea and Eunica margarita margarita, which obviously are separated later into 2 different species. And there might be a distinctive feature for separating the two: Looking at the apical region of the forewing, you can see some slight scalopped wing in Margarita and no scalopping but straight forewing in "my" E. margarita eburnea, which is now E. eburnea. I can't really judge the apical wing form in your shot due to the perspective. My eyes see some tendency for scalopping.

bayucca
bayucca 8 years ago

Eburnea and Margarita are actually very close, might even be subtypes. I will do a recheck. Burnea is quite common, Margarita probably less common. I am a little bit confused about the stronger dark veins on the forewing in Eburnea, which yours has not. At least the genus was correct ;-)...

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 8 years ago

Borboleta marfim (Ivory butterfly), Eunica eburnea (Fruhstorfer, 1907).
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http://www.boldsystems.org/views/taxbrow...

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 8 years ago

:-)

bayucca
bayucca 8 years ago

YES!

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 8 years ago

Yes, Bayucca, this world is full of surprises... thank you once more. Tell me, it seems you are having a lot of fun with my butterflies, don't you?

bayucca
bayucca 8 years ago

Nymphalidae, Biblininae. Eunica margarita. One of the "nastiest" ones I ever IDed. I knew it is not a skipper, for that the head was too small. I then decided it must be a Satyr. It was not, because I didn't found any reasonable species. And finally I found it where I never thought it would be: Eunica, Purplewings!! Ts, ts, I couldn't believe it!!
http://www.mundobutterfly.com.ar/Html/Ma...

Sergio Monteiro
Spotted by
Sergio Monteiro

Curitiba, Paran√°, Brazil

Spotted on Oct 20, 2011
Submitted on Oct 20, 2011

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