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Queen of Night | Saribia ochracea A surprising find in Masoala NP. Africa,Geotagged,Madagascar,Madagascar North,Masoala,Saribia ochracea,Spring,World Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

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    1. You are likely right, but I still want to know why. When I search for images of Saribia tepahi online, the results I see are almost identical to my own photo. What part gives it away that this is a different species? Posted 2 years ago
      1. The difference is described in the last link. The colour is brighter orange compared to the more brownish Saribia tepahi and it lacks the submarginal spots (ocelli) on the forewing apart from one.

        A Saribia tepahi to compare with:
        http://lh4.ggpht.com/-BRBcTeNKFKg/TnCfaxosmpI/AAAAAAABdzY/-dgGEMhPGCk/saribia_tepahi_perinet_alexandre_2001.jpg?imgmax=720
        Posted 2 years ago
        1. Thank you, it does look brighter, although I did saturate my photo somewhat. Species corrected. Posted 2 years ago
  1. Whatever it is she is truly lovely. A wonderful shot of a star among Riodinidae! Posted 2 years ago
    1. Thanks, Annette :) Posted 2 years ago
  2. Absolutely gorgeous and beautifully captured! Posted 2 years ago
    1. Thank you, Claire! Posted 2 years ago

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''Saribia ochracea'' is a butterfly in the Riodinidae family. It is found in eastern Madagascar. The habitat consists of lowland forests.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by fchristant
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Uploaded Dec 20, 2015. Captured Oct 4, 2015 08:35 in Maroantsetra, Madagascar.
  • NIKON D800
  • f/8.0
  • 1/60s
  • ISO100
  • 105mm