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Anaea ryphea/Fountainea ryphea, Heesch, Netherlands Specimen, originally from Peru.<br />
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Here we&#039;re looking at the &quot;leafwing&quot; side of the wings, which mimics a leaf. The truly spectacular feature of this butterfly is the inside of the wings:<br />
<a href="https://www.gbif.org/occurrence/3321139166" rel="nofollow">https://www.gbif.org/occurrence/3321139166</a><br />
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I was hoping to photograph the inside of the wings on the specimen but totally screwed it up. The wings were stuck together and crumbled like a dry leaf. Europe,Fountainea ryphea,Heesch,Netherlands,Specimen,World,the Netherlands Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

Anaea ryphea/Fountainea ryphea, Heesch, Netherlands

Specimen, originally from Peru.

Here we're looking at the "leafwing" side of the wings, which mimics a leaf. The truly spectacular feature of this butterfly is the inside of the wings:
https://www.gbif.org/occurrence/3321139166

I was hoping to photograph the inside of the wings on the specimen but totally screwed it up. The wings were stuck together and crumbled like a dry leaf.

    comments (3)

  1. The top side of the wings is insane! I definitely wouldn't expect that. Posted 24 days ago
    1. Another in the same genus:

      Superb leafwing, Tatama National Park, Colombia Sorry, I normally avoid placing myself in the frame, yet this is the only somewhat usable shot we got of this rapidly flying species. Pink is an unusual color in butterflies (based on our experience) and the intensity of this one was mesmerizing. I wish we had a better shot of it. Cerro Montezuma,Choco,Chocó,Colombia,Colombia Choco & Pacific region,Fountainea nessus,Montezuma,South America,Superb Leafwing,Tatama National Park,Tatamá National Park,World
      Posted 24 days ago, modified 24 days ago
      1. Wooowww. Love that pink and blue combo! Posted 24 days ago

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Fountainea ryphea is a leafwing butterfly in the Fountainea genus.

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

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Uploaded Jul 20, 2022. Captured Jul 20, 2022 20:41.
  • NIKON D850
  • f/11.0
  • 1/250s
  • ISO400
  • 105mm