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A matter of size Showing the vast difference in size between 3 species of butterfly. The scene is not staged, all 3 are alive and it&#039;s a mere coincidence that they appear in the same frame. Or not, it&#039;s probably because this was a nice hot place with minerals for them to feed on.<br />
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The biggest species (top right) is the Spot-banded Daggerwing:<br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/57184/spot-banded_daggerwing_tatama_national_park_colombia.html" title="Spot-banded Daggerwing, Tatama National Park, Colombia"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/2/57184_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1529539210&Signature=0P0lqAvTyuUeLdfGCsUjCquc1wk%3D" width="200" height="116" alt="Spot-banded Daggerwing, Tatama National Park, Colombia Quite a large butterfly, found on the floor in Tatama National Park, Colombia. Cerro Montezuma,Choco,Choc&oacute;,Colombia,Colombia Choco &amp; Pacific region,Marpesia merops,Montezuma,South America,Spot-banded Daggerwing,Tatama National Park,Tatam&aacute; National Park,World" /></a></figure><br />
Below it is the Orange-spot Duke:<br />
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<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/57185/orange-spot_duke_tatama_national_park_colombia.html" title="Orange-spot Duke, Tatama National Park, Colombia"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/2/57185_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1529539210&Signature=bbuEjzwWkMUwwjUct0GPzW1urL0%3D" width="146" height="152" alt="Orange-spot Duke, Tatama National Park, Colombia Interesting fact about this genus: &quot;Females of all Siseme species are virtually unknown, and probably spend their entire lives high in the forest canopy.&quot;<br />
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Species of the same genus nearby:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/57188/aristotles_duke_tatama_national_park_colombia.html Cerro Montezuma,Choco,Choc&oacute;,Colombia,Colombia Choco &amp; Pacific region,Montezuma,Orange-spot Duke,Siseme neurodes,South America,Tatama National Park,Tatam&aacute; National Park,World" /></a></figure><br />
The third and smallest species I do not know, as it is unsharp. Cerro Montezuma,Choco,Chocó,Colombia,Colombia Choco & Pacific region,Montezuma,South America,Tatama National Park,Tatamá National Park,World Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

A matter of size

Showing the vast difference in size between 3 species of butterfly. The scene is not staged, all 3 are alive and it's a mere coincidence that they appear in the same frame. Or not, it's probably because this was a nice hot place with minerals for them to feed on.

The biggest species (top right) is the Spot-banded Daggerwing:

Spot-banded Daggerwing, Tatama National Park, Colombia Quite a large butterfly, found on the floor in Tatama National Park, Colombia. Cerro Montezuma,Choco,Chocó,Colombia,Colombia Choco & Pacific region,Marpesia merops,Montezuma,South America,Spot-banded Daggerwing,Tatama National Park,Tatamá National Park,World

Below it is the Orange-spot Duke:

Orange-spot Duke, Tatama National Park, Colombia Interesting fact about this genus: "Females of all Siseme species are virtually unknown, and probably spend their entire lives high in the forest canopy."<br />
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Species of the same genus nearby:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/57188/aristotles_duke_tatama_national_park_colombia.html Cerro Montezuma,Choco,Chocó,Colombia,Colombia Choco & Pacific region,Montezuma,Orange-spot Duke,Siseme neurodes,South America,Tatama National Park,Tatamá National Park,World

The third and smallest species I do not know, as it is unsharp.

    comments (3)

  1. Very cool! Posted 3 months ago
  2. Amazing differences, brilliant capture. Posted 2 months ago
    1. Thanks! Posted 2 months ago

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Uploaded Feb 9, 2018. Captured Oct 19, 2017 09:52.
  • NIKON D810
  • f/7.1
  • 1/500s
  • ISO720
  • 105mm