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Stinky Leafwing, Yunguillo, Colombia  Colombia,Colombia 2018,Colombia South,Historis odius,Mocoa,Putumayo,South America,Stinky Leafwing,World,Yunguillo Click/tap to enlarge PromotedCountry intro

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  1. Unfortunate common name for such a stunner! Posted one year ago
    1. Couldn't agree more, named after "being attracted to rotting fruit". Oh, like any butterfly ever?

      What would you name it? I'm going for "Pearl-streaked Earthwing".
      Posted one year ago
      1. Good one! Aurora Leafwing ... Or, the Lightning Leafwing. Posted one year ago
        1. Aurora is a great name, it does have some of its colors! They should put us in charge of this. Posted one year ago
          1. Definitely! We would be much more creative and fair! Posted one year ago

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This large ( wingspan 11cms ) and magnificent butterfly, marked on the upper surface with a broad swathe of bright orange on a black ground colour, is one of 12 species in the tribe Coeini, which also includes Baeotus, Colobura, Tigridia, Pycina and Smyrna.
There are only 2 species in the genus Historis, the other - acheronta, is a smaller greyish species which has a group of white subapical spots on each forewing, and short tails on the hindwings.
The vernacular name Stinky Leafwing,.. more

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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By Ferdy Christant

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Uploaded Feb 6, 2019. Captured Oct 23, 2018 09:32.
  • NIKON D810
  • f/8.0
  • 1/60s
  • ISO64
  • 105mm