Male

Female

 

wingspan : 49/57 mm


Hypoleria alema is not a common species, and there are two different looking subspecies in Ecuador, ina and karschi.


these butterflies, found near Palora would be cross breeds between these two subspecies (Keith R. Willmott pers. com.).


but we feel ill at ease because:
     - whereas ina and karschi are rare butterflies, one or two specimens in one trip, sometimes none,
     - those cross breeds were flying in numbers on a 17th of August, a 19th of August and an 18th of november ?

Hypoleria alema mestiza cerca de Palora

all these females come from the same spot, about 10 km from Palora

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