Blomfild's Beauty

Smyrna blomfildia

''Smyrna blomfildia'', common name Blomfild's Beauty, is a species of butterfly in the Nymphalidae family.
Smyrna_blomfildia - mariposa bonita Lat year I banned all poison from the garden. Now, a year later we have more manual pest control to do but there are new species around, especially after I donated some old bananas and mangoes in my bird feeder.
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Appearance

''Smyrna blomfildia'' has a wingspan of about 75–90 millimetres . The basic color of the wings is red-orange in males, brown in females. The upperside of the forewings show a black apex with three white spots. The underside of hindwings has brown and tan wavy markings with a few submarginal spots.


The larvae are black, with a bright orange head and strong spines along the white sides. They feed on ''Urticaceae'' , while adults feed on rotting fruits. Males of these butterflies are usyally seen in large aggregations imbibing mineralised moisture.
Smyrna_blomfildia_(1_of_3) the inside view , you have a 3 millisecond time slice to get this.
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Naming

*''Smyrna blomfildia blomfildia'' Fabricius, 1793
⤷ ''Smyrna blomfildia datis'' Fruhstorfer, 1908

Distribution

''Blomfild's Beauty'' can be found from South Texas and Mexico to Peru through Central America. These butterflies live in tropical forests at an elevation of 0–1,200 metres above sea level.

Habitat

''Blomfild's Beauty'' can be found from South Texas and Mexico to Peru through Central America. These butterflies live in tropical forests at an elevation of 0–1,200 metres above sea level.

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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionArthropoda
ClassInsecta
OrderLepidoptera
FamilyNymphalidae
GenusSmyrna
SpeciesS. blomfildia
Photographed in
Costa Rica