Male

Female

 

wingspan : 41 mm


these Altinote leontine collected at 2900 m, slightly North of Zhud, fall between typical A. leontine and form menoetes from Bolivar Province ; and in addition the two males we collected are clearly different.


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 ?


 

Altinote leontine f. - Zhud
Altinote leontine f. - Zhud
Altinote leontine f. - Zhud
Altinote leontine f. - Zhud
Altinote leontine f. menoetes - Santa Lucia (Bolivar)
Altinote leontine f. menoetes - Santa Lucia (Bolivar)
typical Altinote leontine - Ñuñurco
typical Altinote leontine - Ñuñurco
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