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Red Rim Butterfly

Biblis hyperia


Large, black butterfly with a bright red zig-zag pattern on the hind wings. This one was about 5 cm long. It was feeding on something in the gravel. It is the only species of the Genus Biblis, but has a large distribution from the southern US south to Argentina at elevations below 800 meters. Family Nymphalidae. The larva is phenominal, see this spotting by Karen:


Highly disturbed area, unfortunately with a lot of garbage, along the roadside, Km. 11.5, Highway between San Cristobal de Las Casas and Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas, Mexico.


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Chiapas, Mexico

Spotted on Nov 8, 2018
Submitted on Nov 13, 2018

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