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Blushing Phantom, La Isla Escondida, Colombia Highly collectible, these phantoms:<br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/72812/amber_phantom_la_isla_escondida_colombia.html" title="Amber phantom, La Isla Escondida, Colombia"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/2/72812_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1569456010&Signature=CAazCodxb5KlcClCZR0HDoKnv%2BU%3D" width="200" height="176" alt="Amber phantom, La Isla Escondida, Colombia Colombia isn&#039;t just a paradise for birding and herping, it&#039;s also a hotspot for butterflies with 1,600 species known. Jungles, however, do not easily reveal them. Many of the cryptic species hide in the undergrowth. They don&#039;t come out much or not visibly so, and may only do so in ideal conditions. If you&#039;d like to maximize productivity for butterfly photography, wide open sunny spots are a better choice.<br />
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La Isla Escondida has 5 main tracks allowing you to navigate its gorgeous primary forest, 4 out of 5 tracks are narrow and do not allow much daylight to hit the ground. Even though surely the butterflies are there, you will not easily find them and when you do, they won&#039;t settle down. During rainy weather, which is all too common, you may see none at all.<br />
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On this day I intentionally lagged behind the rest of the group to try and capture some. Which is pretty time consuming, but at times worth it. Such as this stunning Amber Phantom butterfly, which I chased around for a good 15 minutes. It&#039;s a true jungle butterfly. It is elusive, only to be found locally in deep, shady parts of the rain forest. Its life cycle is cryptic, or better said, unknown. Colombia,Colombia 2018,Colombia South,Fall,Geotagged,Haetera piera,La Isla Escondida,Putumayo,South America,World" /></a></figure><br />
Not really collecting them, just trying to capture them :) Blushing Phantom,Cithaerias pireta,Colombia,Colombia 2018,Colombia South,Fall,Geotagged,La Isla Escondida,Putumayo,South America,World Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Blushing Phantom, La Isla Escondida, Colombia

Highly collectible, these phantoms:

Amber phantom, La Isla Escondida, Colombia Colombia isn't just a paradise for birding and herping, it's also a hotspot for butterflies with 1,600 species known. Jungles, however, do not easily reveal them. Many of the cryptic species hide in the undergrowth. They don't come out much or not visibly so, and may only do so in ideal conditions. If you'd like to maximize productivity for butterfly photography, wide open sunny spots are a better choice.<br />
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La Isla Escondida has 5 main tracks allowing you to navigate its gorgeous primary forest, 4 out of 5 tracks are narrow and do not allow much daylight to hit the ground. Even though surely the butterflies are there, you will not easily find them and when you do, they won't settle down. During rainy weather, which is all too common, you may see none at all.<br />
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On this day I intentionally lagged behind the rest of the group to try and capture some. Which is pretty time consuming, but at times worth it. Such as this stunning Amber Phantom butterfly, which I chased around for a good 15 minutes. It's a true jungle butterfly. It is elusive, only to be found locally in deep, shady parts of the rain forest. Its life cycle is cryptic, or better said, unknown. Colombia,Colombia 2018,Colombia South,Fall,Geotagged,Haetera piera,La Isla Escondida,Putumayo,South America,World

Not really collecting them, just trying to capture them :)

    comments (7)

  1. Wow! I think this is my favorite from your collection so far. Posted 7 months ago
    1. Thanks, although I secretly hoped it was the Paradise Phantom. Close, but not quite. Posted 7 months ago
      1. I had to look that one up, and they do look very similar! Posted 7 months ago
  2. Fantastic capture and amazing coloring with crazy transparency... nice job! Posted 7 months ago
    1. Thanks, Stephen! Posted 7 months ago
  3. collecting with the camera is the best! :-)
    beautiful picture!
    Posted 7 months ago
    1. Thanks, Yael! Posted 7 months ago

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The Blushing Phantom is a species of butterfly of the Nymphalidae family. It is found from Mexico south to South America.

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

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Uploaded Jan 20, 2019. Captured Oct 21, 2018 11:26 in Orito, Putumayo, Colombia.
  • NIKON D850
  • f/8.0
  • 1/60s
  • ISO64
  • 105mm