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Four-spotted Sailor

Dynamine postverta postverta

Description:

"Most Dynamine species have highly reflective bluish or greenish uppersides, often in combination with a dark apex and borders. Dynamine postverta is easily recognised by the group of 4 squarish dark spots on each forewing. The underside is similar to that of other Dynamine species, being white, marked with narrow bands of orange. In common with several other species there is also a pair of blue-centred submarginal ocelli on the underside hindwings. Dynamine postverta ( previously known as D. mylitta ) is the commonest and most widespread member of the genus, being found throughout most tropical and subtropical areas of central and South America, from Mexico south to Argentina and Paraguay." (http://www.learnaboutbutterflies.com)

Habitat:

This species is found in a wide variety of habitats including primary rainforest, humid deciduous woodlands, scrubby grassland, farmland etc; at altitudes between sea level and about 900m.

1 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca
bayucca 8 years ago
Four-spotted Sailor
Dynamine postverta postverta Butterflies and Beetles of Argentina | Mariposas y Escarabajos de Argentina


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27 Comments (1–25)

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 7 years ago

Hey, I missed this SOTD! Congrats! NIce one!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 8 years ago

Congratulations Rubens grate series!

rubens.luciano
rubens.luciano 8 years ago

Congratulations! Nice picture.

anita.luciano
anita.luciano 8 years ago

What a beauty, congrats, Rubens!

harsuame
harsuame 8 years ago

Nice!!

Perfect shot! the focus and the depth of field are perfect, colours are clean, just fantastic!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

Great spotting... They are such very small so very tough to spot them easily...!!

The MnMs
The MnMs 8 years ago

Preciosa!

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 8 years ago

Beautiful! Congratulations :)

bayucca
bayucca 8 years ago

Congrats!! Cool spotting!!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 8 years ago

Congratulations Rubens!

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 8 years ago

OMG! one of the most gorgeous butterflies I have seen, thanks for sharing this amazing spotting, well deserved SOTD

KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago

Congratulations Rubens! Well done!

Yasser
Yasser 8 years ago

Congratulations Rubens! This jewel was selected as Spotting of the Day!

"The beautifully iridescent Four-spotted Sailors are very active in hot sunny conditions, when they can be seen flying rapidly in zig-zag fashion, investigating along forest tracks."

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KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago

Stunning!

Rubens Araujo
Rubens Araujo 8 years ago

Thanks Mayra ... this one is my favorite ...

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 8 years ago

Absolutely beautiful!!!

dandoucette
dandoucette 8 years ago

Beauty!

Rubens Araujo
Rubens Araujo 8 years ago

Thanks Gerardo !

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 8 years ago

Wonderful series!

Annelies
Annelies 8 years ago

Wow that's an amazing spotting! Such a gorgeous butterfly!

rubens.luciano
rubens.luciano 8 years ago

Nice !

Dilek Cifci
Dilek Cifci 8 years ago

Amazing photos !

KatCuff
KatCuff 8 years ago

nice series!

p.young713
p.young713 8 years ago

The wings are so beautiful!!

Rubens Araujo
Spotted by
Rubens Araujo

São José dos Campos, SP, Brazil

Spotted on Feb 12, 2012
Submitted on Feb 10, 2012

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