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  1. Beautiful! Maybe Langsdorfia sp.? Posted 20 days ago
    1. Langsdorfia lunifera? Posted 20 days ago
      1. Agree with the genus for sure!

        What are the differences between Langsdorfia franckii and Langsdorfia lunifera?
        Posted 19 days ago
        1. First, thank you both, you are awesome!

          @Lisa: you ask the hardest question. I spent 20 minutes comparing them visually and each time I found a difference, another photo blew my theory. The only vague theory remaining is that it looks like Langsdorfia lunifera has the explicit golden speckles at the end of the wings, meaning I see it more clearly and more often on reference photos compared to franckii. Franckii, which on some photos doesn't have it at all, yet on some does have it vaguely.

          The added complexity is that it could be related to the individual itself, and I may also be looking at misidentified photos.

          Distributions differ slightly between the two but both are poorly reported from Colombia so it's not a conclusive difference.

          This is a long way of saying: I don't know :)

          What do you think?
          Posted 19 days ago
          1. I couldn't discern any definite differences and was leaning towards L. lunifera - but, I couldn't reach any real conclusion as to species. Posted 19 days ago
            1. I'm leaning towards it as well, as in a 55-45 balance with no way to rationally back it up :) Posted 19 days ago
              1. Exactly ;P Posted 18 days ago

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Uploaded Jan 30, 2019. Captured Oct 21, 2018 19:16 in Orito, Putumayo, Colombia.
  • NIKON D850
  • f/18.0
  • 1/60s
  • ISO64
  • 105mm