Neotropical Butterflies

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 Post subject: Cissia terrestris
PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 12:29 pm 

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This is a fairly common butterfly at the moment - in my kitchen ! No less than three of them were there last night. I think it is probably Cissia terrestris, Butler's Ringlet or Terrestris Satyr. Rather a boring colour and not very big at around 56 mm diameter..

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 Post subject: Re: Cissia terrestris
PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 11:10 am 
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I don't think C.terrestris has all that orange on it. I would go with C.pompilia, which can show a lot of orange/gold on the edge of the wings like yours does. BOA shows the range of this species as Mexico to Colombia, but it could easily get into Venezuela. It's a common edge species in Central America and parts of Colombia, much more common in my experience than terrestris.

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