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Lady Slipper From wikipedia&#039;s page on Pierella<br />
&quot;The species of Pierella have larger hindwings than forewings, unique among butterflies. The oval green flash on the forewing is also unique. It is caused by diffraction, the wing scales forming a diffraction grating.<br />
Their caterpillars have been found on the host plants Heliconia and Calathea.&quot; Geotagged,Lady slipper,Pierella hyalinus,Trinidad and Tobago,Winter,blue,brown,butterfly,insect,macro,nature,spot,wildlife,wings Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

Lady Slipper

From wikipedia's page on Pierella
"The species of Pierella have larger hindwings than forewings, unique among butterflies. The oval green flash on the forewing is also unique. It is caused by diffraction, the wing scales forming a diffraction grating.
Their caterpillars have been found on the host plants Heliconia and Calathea."

    comments (4)

  1. Incredible blue colors. Let me guess, the butterfly was triggered by the pre flash? I often have that issue. Posted 3 years ago
    1. Yep, I've noticed that the pre-flash also causes butterflies to close their wings which makes top shots so hard. Posted 3 years ago
      1. I hear you, very recognizable, I don't have a solution either. Posted 3 years ago

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Pierella hyalinus is a forest-floor dwelling neotropical satyrine butterfly.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by WildFlower
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Uploaded Feb 8, 2016. Captured Jan 15, 2016 11:43 in Tucker Valley Road, Trinidad and Tobago.
  • PENTAX K-50
  • f/16.0
  • 1/180s
  • ISO800
  • 300mm