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Green-banded urania (Urania leilus) PNYC - El Paujil, Pasco, Peru. Aug 27, 2020 Geotagged,Green-banded urania,Peru,Urania leilus,Winter Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Green-banded urania (Urania leilus)

PNYC - El Paujil, Pasco, Peru. Aug 27, 2020

    comments (6)

  1. What a gorgeous butterfly! Posted 6 months ago
    1. It's a moth! Had to do a double take as well, crazy. Posted 6 months ago
      1. Whoah! That is wild! Posted 6 months ago
        1. I only noticed it because I was setting the common name for the family:
          https://www.jungledragon.com/wildlife/browse/animalia/arthropoda/insecta/lepidoptera/uraniidae

          "Swallowtail MOTHS"

          Huh???
          Posted 6 months ago
          1. Aha yes gotta love day-flying moths :) Posted 6 months ago
  2. Magic Posted 6 months ago

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''Urania leilus'', the green-banded urania, is a day-flying moth of the family Uraniidae. It is found in tropical South America east of the Andes, including Suriname, French Guiana, eastern Colombia, Venezuela, eastern Ecuador, Brazil, northern Bolivia, eastern Peru, and Trinidad.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Thibaud Aronson
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By Thibaud Aronson

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Uploaded Sep 23, 2020. Captured Aug 27, 2020 14:43 in Palcazu, 19320, Peru.
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • f/8.0
  • 1/1000s
  • ISO1000
  • 463mm