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Andean Silverspot

Dione glycera

Description:

Really beautiful orange and brown butterflies. I have no idea what type.

Notes:

Spotted in Northern Andes of Ecuador.

2 Species ID Suggestions

hg_williams3
hg_williams3 10 years ago
gulf fritillary
Agraulis vanillae Gulf Fritillary
bayucca
bayucca 10 years ago
Andean Silverspot
Dione glycera Andean Silverspot (Dione glycera)


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3 Comments

hg_williams3
hg_williams3 10 years ago

bayucca can you id this caterpillar there lots of gulf fritillary around but its larvae look different and you've just made me realize there could be another butterfly that looks similar http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/735...

GenevieveA
GenevieveA 10 years ago

Thanks! That's definitely it.

bayucca
bayucca 10 years ago

That was a tricky one! Moneta and Glycera are really very close. I think it is Glycera not Moneta due to the faint markings and stripe which are stronger in Moneta.

GenevieveA
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GenevieveA

Imbabura, Ecuador

Spotted on Oct 11, 2011
Submitted on Jan 11, 2012

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