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Oleria fumata Dapa, Valle Del Cauca 2100m Oleria fumata Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Oleria fumata

Dapa, Valle Del Cauca 2100m

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  1. Mesmerizing! Posted 2 years ago
  2. Wonderful! Probably Greta sp. They have tiny differences between them yet your shot is great and clear. Invite you to give it a try yourself. Posted 2 years ago
    1. Maybe Greta nero or Greta annette. Former seems closer than the latter. Posted 2 years ago, modified 2 years ago
      1. Really hard to say. Keep in mind the heavy black band on the edge of the wing, which is not there in all Greta species. Also, each white mark matters.

        In my experience with this genus, it can take a long time to come to a conclusion, there's many species as well as sub species with really subtle differences. You need to bring the heavy ammo:

        (scroll down to Greta genus)

        But before you do that, the ultimate Colombia butterflies resource:

        ...for this one, you'd need this family:

        These PDFs are huge and incredible, be sure to bookmark or download them. And as you scroll down to Greta and scroll some more, you'll find there's more clearwing genuses, and yours likely is not Greta at all, insead Ithomia sp.

        Spoiler alert.
        Posted 2 years ago
        1. Wow! Thank you. Removed title. Posted 2 years ago, modified 2 years ago
        2. Oleria fumata has been suggested, Posted 2 years ago
          1. https://www.flickr.com/photos/grandma-shirley/5459540105

            Looks like a full match, nice! Entirely different genus. Looks possibly endemic to Colombia.
            Posted 2 years ago
            1. Thanks for that. GBIF is showing a few occurrences in other countries so evidently not endemic. Posted 2 years ago
              1. Ok, thanks for checking. Posted 2 years ago
  3. Wow, just wow. Can you believe such perfect young beings live on our beautiful earth? Thanks! Posted 2 years ago

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Oleria fumata is a Clearwing butterfly in the Oleria genus.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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By Peter Dexter Hoell

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Uploaded Sep 6, 2020. Captured Sep 5, 2020 09:55.
  • DSC-RX100M5A
  • f/2.8
  • 1/50s
  • ISO800
  • 25.7mm