Neotropical Butterflies

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 Post subject: Butterflies of Trinidad 10 - Metalmarks
PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2014 3:33 am 
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In April 2014 I spent several days in Trinidad on a bird watching holiday, based at the Asa Wright Nature Centre, and visiting other locations in the northern range. Although it was the dry season and insects were few and far between, I did photograph some butterflies.

I have confidently identified some of them, but would like to post some photos on this forum to check tentative identities or to seek help with those I'm unable to identify.
I thought I would do this as a series of postings, each with a small number of species.

I would like to express my thanks to anyone able to respond to my postings.


Photo 1 - I think this could be Juditha molpe (Molpe Metalmark)
Photo 2 - I assume this is a Calephelis (scintillant metalmark) species and is unlikely to be identified from a photograph, but would welcome feedback on these 2 species.


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Scintillant Metalmark sp. IMG_4054 (1024x1024).jpg
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 Post subject: Re: Butterflies of Trinidad 10 - Metalmarks
PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2014 4:10 pm 
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Not sure whether J.molpe or J.caucana is in Trinidad, but you're probably right. On the 2nd shot, I would say a Detritivora species, and like you say, very difficult to separate w/out a ventral.


 
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