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I found this Periander Metalmark (Rhetus periander) nearby a pond in the Andes. With a bit of perseverance, I was able to catch him. I say him because I’m pretty sure it was a male. Then, I released the butterfly, but something incredible happened: it followed me back home! I presume that it had to do with a secretion that the butterfly left in my finger. Later on, I did some research and found that the substance was a pheromone. For 10 minutes or so my hand became the butterfly’s home. Then, my ‘buddy’ left my ‘body’ and flew back to the pond.
White stripes were almost invisible in this specimen. Additionally, the bottom pattern was all connected. Therefore, it was slightly different from the Rhetus periander. A variation perhaps?