Male

Female

 

wingspan : 44 mm


in his book d'Abrera (1987) presents the holotype of "Altinote desmiala" and states:"no other specimens known", but there are quite a few more


we collected some at Machay, Tungurahua, 1700 to 2000 m, and at Vizcaya, Tungurahua, 3000 m.


the debate is on : Altinote desmiala or Altinote hilaris desmiala ?


see : https://www.andean-butterflies-mapping-the-phenotypes.eu/acraeidae/altinote-hilaris/

Altinote hilaris desmiala a Machay
Altinote hilaris desmiala a Machay

a highly variable species

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