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Melanis aegates Fairly common near streams or where there's water around. Not that easy to get near them. Probably no more than a few cms. in width. Geotagged,Lepidoptera,Paraguay,Riodinidae,butterflies,summer Click/tap to enlarge

Melanis aegates

Fairly common near streams or where there's water around. Not that easy to get near them. Probably no more than a few cms. in width.

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  1. There are a couple of other similar species in the genus, but it seems that only Melanis aegates is found in Paraguay.
    http://www.faunaparaguay.com/listbutterflies.html
    http://www.butterfliesofamerica.com/L/t/Melanis_a.htm
    http://ftp.funet.fi/index/Tree_of_life/insecta/lepidoptera/ditrysia/papilionoidea/riodinidae/melanis/
    Posted 3 years ago, modified 3 years ago
    1. Thanks WildFlower for your feedback. Nice there's someone to rely on and versed in these matters. Posted 3 years ago

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Uploaded Mar 2, 2016. Captured in Ruta Barrero - Piribebuy, Eusebio Ayala, Paraguay.