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Smith Pixie

Melanis smithiae

1 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca
bayucca 9 years ago
Smith's Pixie
Melanis smithiae


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13 Comments

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Actually your both suggestions are correct but you did not mentioned exact Binomial ID in first.. I have removed it.

bayucca
bayucca 9 years ago

I did a little check and think my previous guess of Melanis smithae is correct despite the missing spots.

Panda27
Panda27 9 years ago

Cool colors

Patricia Lamarca
Patricia Lamarca 9 years ago

thank you

bayucca
bayucca 9 years ago

The wings should be more closed to cover the spots on the hindwing.

bayucca
bayucca 9 years ago

I am not sure about the second 2 spots. They should be directly next to the body (segmentation stripe), which is not really covered by the forewing in this shot.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

There are 2 Red sopts on both Underwings and Overwings. In this spotted picture Red spots are hide under Overwings.

bayucca
bayucca 9 years ago

Thanks Ashish, but there are no pictures of the other species than Pixie, which it is not. I am just looking for the missing 2 spots...

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Hi Take a look at this website... for matching specie...
http://tolweb.org/Melanis/104652

bayucca
bayucca 9 years ago

Riodinidae/Metalmark. Looks identical to Melanis smithiae, besides the two yellow spots on the hindwing. I try to get a verification of Smithiae.

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 9 years ago

Nice spotting !

SusanEllison
SusanEllison 9 years ago

neat colors

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Beautiful!

Patricia Lamarca
Spotted by
Patricia Lamarca

RS, Brazil

Spotted on Feb 20, 2012
Submitted on Feb 20, 2012

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