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Castalia Green Mantle on rock - side view, Yunguillo, Colombia There it is again, the glittering jewel of the Andes. <br />
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Castalia Green Mantle on rock - side view, Yunguillo, Colombia

There it is again, the glittering jewel of the Andes.

Castalia Green Mantle on rock, Yunguillo, Colombia There it is again, the glittering jewel of the Andes. <br />
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    comments (6)

  1. Such a fantastic species!!
    Posted 6 months ago
    1. It sure is. There's tons of beautiful butterflies but this one (whole genus actually) is at another level. It makes you pause before shooting, just to process its beauty. Posted 6 months ago
      1. You are so right! I just did an image search for this genus and they are all incredible!! WOW! I would be so busy staring that I would miss the shot ;) Posted 6 months ago
  2. those Iridescent colors are incredible! a real jewel! Posted 6 months ago
    1. Thanks :) Posted 6 months ago
  3. These are among the most beautiful butterflies ever! Posted 6 months ago

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Caria castalia is a metalmark butterfly in the Caria genus.

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

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Uploaded Feb 8, 2019. Captured Oct 23, 2018 10:47.
  • NIKON D850
  • f/13.0
  • 1/60s
  • ISO64
  • 105mm