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Caeruleuptychia pilata (Nymphalidae) Laguna El Correo, Amazonas, Colombia. Nov 14, 2022 Caeruleuptychia pilata,Colombia,Geotagged,Spring Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Caeruleuptychia pilata (Nymphalidae)

Laguna El Correo, Amazonas, Colombia. Nov 14, 2022

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  1. My eyes definitely bugged out when I saw this photo. What a gorgeous butterfly! Wow! Posted 3 months ago
    1. Right?! Posted 3 months ago
  2. It is thought that blue might be the best insect-camouflage color there is. As with green, blue is harder for many insects to detect.
    Stunning color on this butterfly.
    Posted 3 months ago
    1. Cool, I didn't know that! Posted 3 months ago
  3. I was wondering if this was a white butterfly with a white balance problem, but it really is this beautifully blue. Incredible. Posted 3 months ago
    1. Yup! But it is a strange kind of iridescence, very unlike that of Morphos for example. Even as you're seeing it, it feels like your eyes are tricking you. Posted 3 months ago

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Caeruleuptychia pilata is a small satyr butterfly, notable as the rest of its genus for its iridescent light blue color. It is found in western Amazonia, being recorded from Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru.

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

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Uploaded Dec 1, 2022. Captured Nov 14, 2022 08:52 in 6H5X+38 Puerto NariƱo, Amazonas, Colombia.
  • Canon EOS R6
  • f/9.0
  • 1/250s
  • ISO8000
  • 500mm