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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 6 months 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 6 months ago
      1. Good one! Aurora Leafwing ... Or, the Lightning Leafwing. Posted 6 months ago
        1. Aurora is a great name, it does have some of its colors! They should put us in charge of this. Posted 6 months ago
          1. Definitely! We would be much more creative and fair! Posted 6 months 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 fchristant
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Uploaded Feb 6, 2019. Captured Oct 23, 2018 09:32.
  • NIKON D810
  • f/8.0
  • 1/60s
  • ISO64
  • 105mm