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Dina Yellow Butterfly

Pyrisitia dina westwoodii

Description:

this little guy is about 1" round

Habitat:

tropical dry forest in NW Costa Rica beginning of dry season.

1 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca
bayucca 8 years ago
Dina Yellow
Pyrisitia dina westwoodii Pyrisitia dina westwoodii (Boisduval, 1836)


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2 Comments

bayucca
bayucca 8 years ago

I agree, there are also in other Pyrisitia sp, like P. nise (nelphe) a lot of variation within the species. I did not focus on male and female, there might be also some differences.

LarryGraziano
LarryGraziano 8 years ago

Thanks Bayucca! It is interesting that of all the live speciman photos there is such color variation between individuals from Mexico to Panama. I did see the Dina Yellow but thought that mine must be another species local to the area because of the vast marking differences.

LarryGraziano
Spotted by
LarryGraziano

Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Spotted on Dec 21, 2011
Submitted on Dec 24, 2011

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