Male

Female

 

wingspan : male 42, female 52 mm


typical Altinote leontine, found at Ñuñurco, and different from the Altinote leontine collected near Zhud, a dryer area.


we keep the "leontine" name for two reasons :
     1 - the scarcity, the behaviour and the limited hatchings of this butterfly have nothing to do with the huge numbers, the behaviour (mud puddling) and the massive hatchings of Altinote negra.
     2 - Gerardo Lamas didn't tell the reasons why he synonimized leontine and negra ?


we noticed, on the specimens we saw, that the FW postdiscal band is yellow West of the Andes, and orange East of the Andes.


 

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