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Blushing Phantom

Cithaerias pireta tambopata

Description:

Cithaerias pireta tambopata, Tambopata Rainforest, Puerto Maldonado, Perú.

Habitat:

This butterfly prefers the real deep and dark rainforest

Notes:

Tambopata rainforest area is one of the most biodiverse places on earth! More than 700 species of birds, 1200 species of butterfly (!!!), 90 mammal species, 120 species of reptiles and amphibians.

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26 Comments (1–25)

triggsturner
triggsturner 4 years ago

I saw this species a few weeks ago in the same region. It just would not settle for me to take a picture, but an absolutely stunning butterfly. I know you posted this a few years ago now bayucca but you have done a fantastic job of it.

bayucca
bayucca 5 years ago

Thanks, Stacey!

staccyh
staccyh 5 years ago

Gorgeous.

bayucca
bayucca 5 years ago

Thanks, Nick!

NickKing
NickKing 5 years ago

Amazin butterfly, lovely photo too!

bayucca
bayucca 7 years ago

Thanks, Doc! ;-)

Noel Buensuceso
Noel Buensuceso 9 years ago

Great spotting!

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 9 years ago

Fabulous!!!

LarryGraziano
LarryGraziano 9 years ago

Wow! This is an amazing butterfly! I sure wanted to go down to the amazon when I was there last year. Although we had three weeks there just wasn't enough time. I took a shot of this moth that looks like a hieroglyphic moth, however, it has a red spot on the top of its' head and irridescent blue legs...could you confirm the I.D.? Thanks, have a great night!

Ryan21
Ryan21 9 years ago

great spotting and shot

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 9 years ago

Wow!

bayucca
bayucca 9 years ago

Thanks, Avinash! Happy butterfly dreams to you! Yes, indeed, Tambopata is one of the most beautiful places on Earth for these little jewels!

Avinash Hindupur
Avinash Hindupur 9 years ago

Never knew about Tambopata.. looks like a dream place to visit! Thanks for the notes :)

Wild Things
Wild Things 9 years ago

Wow!

bayucca
bayucca 9 years ago

Thanks harsuame!

harsuame
harsuame 9 years ago

Hermosa !!

MelissaFerguson
MelissaFerguson 9 years ago

Awesome spotting-great photograph and information!

bayucca
bayucca 9 years ago

Thanks Stian!

Stian Waaler
Stian Waaler 9 years ago

Great picture bayucca!

CindyBinghamKeiser
CindyBinghamKeiser 9 years ago

Nice spotting... and name!

bayucca
bayucca 9 years ago

Thanks Kadavoor and Mary.

MaryEvans2
MaryEvans2 9 years ago

What an unusual and beautiful butterfly!

kadavoor
kadavoor 9 years ago

How adorable!!!

bayucca
bayucca 9 years ago

Thanks Ismael!

bayucca
Spotted by
bayucca

Tambopata, Madre de Dios, Peru

Spotted on Feb 1, 2012
Submitted on Feb 1, 2012

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