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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

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."

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

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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Uploaded Feb 8, 2016. Captured Jan 15, 2016 11:46 in Tucker Valley Road, Trinidad and Tobago.
  • PENTAX K-50
  • f/16.0
  • 1/180s
  • ISO800
  • 300mm