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Small white butterfly, orange chest, Santa María, Colombia Found at night. Melete lycimnia, most likely the Melete lycimnia harti sub species. Boyacá,Colombia,Melete lycimnia,Santa María,South America,World,melete lycimnia Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

Small white butterfly, orange chest, Santa María, Colombia

Found at night. Melete lycimnia, most likely the Melete lycimnia harti sub species.

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''Melete lycimnia'', the common melwhite, primrose flag or lycimnia white flag, is a butterfly in the Pieridae family. It is found from Texas in the United States to Bolivia. The habitat consists of lowland rainforests.

The wingspan is 52–56 mm . The appearance of the adults depends on the subspecies and ranges from a white ground colour, narrow black borders, and a yellow spot at the base of the hindwings to primrose yellow, with wide brown borders . In all subspecies, females are.. more

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by fchristant
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Uploaded Jan 5, 2017. Captured Oct 16, 2016 21:06.
  • NIKON D800
  • f/9.0
  • 1/60s
  • ISO100
  • 105mm