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 Post subject: butterflies at Iguazu
PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 12:29 pm 
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I would welcome an identification of the attached butterfly please - this is my first posting - I hope I have done it correctly?


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 Post subject: Re: butterflies at Iguazu
PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 6:48 pm 
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Hi Bob,

Welcome to the neotropical butterflies forum! This is Morpho helenor achillides. Canals in his Mariposas de Misiones calls it Morpho achilles achillides, but Lamas has put it under helenor. Nice one! Could you email me the full sized photo for my files?
thanks a bunch,
k


 
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 Post subject: Re: butterflies at Iguazu
PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2007 1:04 pm 
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Hi Kim
Thanks for that - picture sent under seperate cover. This is another Argentine butterfly that I am having trouble identifying - any help gratefully received. Many thanks - Bob


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 Post subject: Re: butterflies at Iguazu
PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2007 3:28 pm 
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I think this is a Metalmark, a Riodinid. Maybe Riodinina lysippus, or Lysippus Metalmark. Here's a closer shot of that bug, does it look the same to you? This photo is from Mato Grosso, Brazil, by Gill Carter.

btw, in the future please post each photo as a separate topic, instead of filing them under a previous photo. Unless they're the same species. And thanks for the morpho!
thanks,
k


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 Post subject: Re: butterflies at Iguazu
PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 11:42 am 
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Hi

The Morpho is seating over a leaf of Trema michranta (ULMACEAE-a cousin of Celtis), the foodplant of Diaethria clymena & meridionalis. On the background one can see a Metastomataceae.

Jorge


 
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