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siderone polymela on my bait took me all of 60 minutes to identify this one. Butterflies of America was again totally useless, sporting two photos of dead motheaten dull specimens and a label of enormous graphological interest. GRR.<br />
So here is an article that did the trick. Yes it is French but that shouldn&#039;t be a problem<br />
<a href="http://www.lasef.org/new/114(4)/2-1451" rel="nofollow">http://www.lasef.org/new/114(4)/2-1451</a> Dottax &amp; Pierre.pdf Anaea,Anaeini,Charaxinae,Costa Rica,Geotagged,Lepidoptera,Siderone polymela,Siderone syntyche,Summer,butterfly,leaf,mariposa,nymphalidae Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

siderone polymela on my bait

took me all of 60 minutes to identify this one. Butterflies of America was again totally useless, sporting two photos of dead motheaten dull specimens and a label of enormous graphological interest. GRR.
So here is an article that did the trick. Yes it is French but that shouldn't be a problem
http://www.lasef.org/new/114(4)/2-1451 Dottax & Pierre.pdf

    comments (5)

  1. Thank you for putting in the effort for identification! Question: do I understand correctly that this is a sub species of Siderone syntyche? Posted one year ago
  2. Upon a closer look the patterns it has are incredible! Posted one year ago
  3. Thank you Ferdie
    I reckon you might create Siderone syntyche first, then we can see later if I go again to Northern Nicaragua or beyond we can divide it up. If I get the Main species that is, they aren't exactly common either.
    In all fairness, this is according to INBIO pretty rare and I am well chuffed that now after nearly two years of NO POISON policy and fruit and flower diversity I am getting more and more species in the garden. When I first arrived I was quite disappointed, there was dryas iulia, the banded peacock, the omnipresent malachite and a lot of skippers.
    Now it has become far more interesting, after a year I saw the first Lycanidae and Papilonidae !
    Nearly 2 years after our arrival I have about 50 species in the garden and hopefully that isn't finished yet.
    Posted one year ago
    1. Thanks, and done!
      PS: please use the "reply" link when you respond to somebody, otherwise they will never know you responded to somebody.
      Posted one year ago
    2. And awesome to hear you have so much diversity going on in your own garden :) Posted one year ago

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Siderone syntyche is a butterfly in the Siderone genus.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by fchristant
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By Annette Flottwell

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Uploaded Jul 13, 2016. Captured Jul 12, 2016 13:51 in Unnamed Road, Guanacaste, TilarĂ¡n, Costa Rica.
  • NIKON D4
  • f/8.0
  • 1/250s
  • ISO720
  • 180mm