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  1. Absolutely amazing shot, great composition and some stunning light. Posted 4 years ago
  2. wonderful light and detail. Posted 4 years ago
  3. Beautiful leaf mimic. Posted 4 years ago

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This large ( wingspan 11cms ) and magnificent butterfly, marked on the upper surface with a broad swathe of bright orange on a black ground colour, is one of 12 species in the tribe Coeini, which also includes Baeotus, Colobura, Tigridia, Pycina and Smyrna.
There are only 2 species in the genus Historis, the other - acheronta, is a smaller greyish species which has a group of white subapical spots on each forewing, and short tails on the hindwings.
The vernacular name Stinky Leafwing,.. more

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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Uploaded Mar 4, 2016. Captured Feb 6, 2016 10:02 in Upper Sixth Ave, San Juan, Trinidad and Tobago.
  • PENTAX K-50
  • f/16.0
  • 1/180s
  • ISO800
  • 300mm