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 Post subject: Morpho species
PostPosted: Sun Oct 06, 2013 3:56 am 
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This butterfly was seen in September 2013 on a bird feeder table at the Serra dos Tucanos lodge in the Tres Picos NP, SE Brazil.

My recollection is that the upper wing was solid blue, but I don't have a photo of it. In the gallery the closest species, based on under-wing pattern, I can see are

a) Morpho achilles or
b) Morpho helenor peleides

but I'm unsure of their distribution. I'd welcome some opinions of the id.

Thanks

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 Post subject: Re: Morpho species
PostPosted: Sun Oct 06, 2013 6:21 pm 
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I think it is Morpho helenor achillaena, but I could be wrong. Separating M.helenor from M.achilles can be tough. I'm not sure if M.achilles flies there, I asked Jorge. I'll tell you what he says.
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 Post subject: Re: Morpho species
PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 12:59 pm 
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Jorge confirmed this is Morpho helenor achillaena, M.achilles is not there in coastal Brazil.


 
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