Mariposas de Altiplano, Bolivia

by Gottfried Siebel

May 2016 to July 2017

First update october 13, 2017

Last update october 14, 2017

Editor: Lars Andersen

Chacaltaya 5395 m. CordillŔre des Andes, Bolivia d. 23 august 2016. Photographer; Gottfried SiebelChacaltaya 5395 m. CordillŔre des Andes, Bolivia d. 23 august 2016. Photographer; Gottfried SiebelChacaltaya 5395 m. CordillŔre des Andes, Bolivia d. 23 august 2016. Photographer; Gottfried Siebel

Pyrgus limbata nigella. Chacaltaya 5395 m. CordillŔre des Andes, Bolivia d. 23 august 2016. Photographer; Gottfried Siebel

The highest living butterflies in the Bolivian Andes

North of the capital La Paz, on Chacaltaya 5395 m. Cordillera Real, Bolivia, there is a small Andean Grizzled Skipper, Pyrgus limbata ssp. nigella (Weeks, 1902) which is probably the highest living butterfly in Bolivia.

Nationalpark Eduardo Avaroa, Sur Lipez Province, Bolivia d. 22 - 24 october2016. Photographer; Gottfried Siebel

Eduardo Avaroa National Park 4200 - 5400m, view over the springs of Silala to Chile, Bolivia d. 22 - 24 october 2016. Photographer; Gottfried Siebel

Eduardo Avaroa National Park at altitude between 4,200 m and 5,400 m, Sur Lipez Province, are located in the southwest of Bolivia near the border to Chile.

Here you can see butterfly like;
Bolivian Grizzled Skipper, Pyrgus bocchoris (Hewitson, 1874).
Andean Grizzled Skipper, Pyrgus limbata ssp. limbata (Erschoff, 1876).
Hylephila phyleus (Drury, 1773).
Pierphulia rosea (Ureta, 1956).
Tatochila mercedis macrodice (Staudinger, 1899).
Colias flaveola blameyi (J÷rgensen, 1916).
Strymon oribata (Weymer, 1890). TYPE of Thecla rojasi (Ureta, 1956).
Faunula eleates (Weymer, 1890)?

Pyrgus bocchoris (Hewitson, 1874). Nationalpark Eduardo Avaroa, Sur Lipez Province, Bolivia d. 22 - 24 october2016. Photographer; Gottfried SiebelPyrgus limbata limbata. Nationalpark Eduardo Avaroa, Sur Lipez Province, Bolivia d. 22 - 24 october2016. Photographer; Gottfried SiebelHylephila phyleus (Drury, 1773). Nationalpark Eduardo Avaroa, Sur Lipez Province, Bolivia d. 22 - 24 october2016. Photographer; Gottfried Siebel

Pyrgus bocchoris (Hewitson, 1874). Pyrgus limbata ssp. limbata (Erschoff, 1876). Hylephila phyleus (Drury, 1773).
Eduardo Avaroa National Park, Sur Lipez Province, Bolivia d. 22 - 24 october2016. Photographer; Gottfried Siebel

Tatochila mercedis macrodice (Staudinger, 1899). Nationalpark Eduardo Avaroa, Sur Lipez Province, Bolivia d. 22 - 24 october2016. Photographer; Gottfried SiebelPierphulia rosea (Ureta, 1956). Nationalpark Eduardo Avaroa, Sur Lipez Province, Bolivia d. 22 - 24 october2016. Photographer; Gottfried SiebelColias flaveola blameyi (J÷rgensen, 1916). Nationalpark Eduardo Avaroa, Sur Lipez Province, Bolivia d. 22 - 24 october2016. Photographer; Gottfried Siebel

Tatochila mercedis macrodice (Staudinger, 1899). Pierphulia rosea (Ureta, 1956). Colias flaveola blameyi (J÷rgensen, 1916).
Eduardo Avaroa National Park, Sur Lipez Province, Bolivia d. 22 - 24 october2016. Photographer; Gottfried Siebel

Strymon oribata (Weymer, 1890). Nationalpark Eduardo Avaroa, Sur Lipez Province, Bolivia d. 22 - 24 october2016. Photographer; Gottfried SiebelFaunula eleates (Weymer, 1890)?  Nationalpark Eduardo Avaroa, Sur Lipez Province, Bolivia d. 22 - 24 october2016. Photographer; Gottfried Siebel

Strymon oribata (Weymer, 1890). Faunula eleates (Weymer, 1890)?
Eduardo Avaroa National Park, Sur Lipez Province, Bolivia d. 22 - 24 october2016. Photographer; Gottfried Siebel

Illimani, Cordillera Real, Bolivia d. 15 november 2016. Photographer; Gottfried SiebelPhulia nymphula (Blanchard, 1852).  Illimani, Cordillera Real, Bolivia d. 15 november 2016. Photographer; Gottfried SiebelTatochila mercedis macrodice (Staudinger, 1899).  Illimani, Cordillera Real, Bolivia d. 15 november 2016. Photographer; Gottfried SiebelPhulia nymphula (Blanchard, 1852).  Illimani, Cordillera Real, Bolivia d. 15 november 2016. Photographer; Gottfried SiebelTatochila mercedis macrodice (Staudinger, 1899).  Illimani, Cordillera Real, Bolivia d. 15 november 2016. Photographer; Gottfried Siebel

Phulia nymphula (Blanchard, 1852). Tatochila mercedis macrodice (Staudinger, 1899).
Illimani 4100 - 4300 m. Cordillera Real, Bolivia d. 15 november 2016. Photographer; Gottfried Siebel

Tatochila xanthodice paucar (Lamas, 1981)?  Huarina, Titicaca Lake, Bolivia d. 4 december 2016. Photographer; Gottfried SiebelTatochila xanthodice paucar (Lamas, 1981)?  Huarina, Titicaca Lake, Bolivia d. 4 december 2016. Photographer; Gottfried Siebel

Tatochila xanthodice paucar (Lamas, 1981)?
Huarina 3900 m. Titicaca Lake, Bolivia d. 4 december 2016. Photographer; Gottfried Siebel

Yramea sobrina (Weymer, 1890).  Huarina, Titicaca Lake, Bolivia d. 4 december 2016. Photographer; Gottfried SiebelYramea sobrina (Weymer, 1890).  Huarina, Titicaca Lake, Bolivia d. 4 december 2016. Photographer; Gottfried Siebel

Yramea sobrina (Weymer, 1890).
Huarina 3900 m. Titicaca Lake, Bolivia d. 4 december 2016. Photographer; Gottfried Siebel

Pyrgus bocchoris (Hewitson, 1874). Huarina, Titicaca Lake, Bolivia d. 4 december 2016. Photographer; Gottfried SiebelPenaincisalia culminicola (Staudinger 1894). Huarina, Titicaca Lake, Bolivia d. 4 december 2016. Photographer; Gottfried SiebelItylos titicaca (Weymer 1890).  Huarina, Titicaca Lake, Bolivia d. 4 december 2016. Photographer; Gottfried Siebel

Pyrgus bocchoris (Hewitson, 1874). Penaincisalia culminicola (Staudinger 1894). Itylos titicaca (Weymer 1890).
Huarina 3900 m. Titicaca Lake, Bolivia d. 4 december 2016. Photographer; Gottfried Siebel

Huarina, Titicaca Lake, Bolivia d. 4 december 2016. Photographer; Gottfried SiebelAubergina alda (Hewitson 1868). Huarina, Titicaca Lake, Bolivia d. 4 december 2016. Photographer; Gottfried Siebel

Calycopis or Ostrinotes species? Aubergina alda (Hewitson 1868).
Huarina 3900 m. Titicaca Lake, Bolivia d. 4 december 2016. Photographer; Gottfried Siebel

Monte de Calvario, Uyuni, sw. Bolivia d. 2 may 2016. Photographer; Gottfried SiebelInfraphulia illimani (Weymer, 1890).  Monte de Calvario, Uyuni, sw. Bolivia d. 2 may 2016. Photographer; Gottfried SiebelYramea sobrina (Weymer, 1890).   Monte de Calvario, Uyuni, sw. Bolivia d. 2 may 2016. Photographer; Gottfried Siebel

Infraphulia illimani (Weymer, 1890). Yramea sobrina (Weymer, 1890).
Monte de Calvario 3850 m. Uyuni, sw. Bolivia d. 2 may 2016. Photographer; Gottfried Siebel

Potosi. Bolivia d. 13 december 2016. Photographer; Gottfried SiebelStrymon oribata (Weymer, 1890). Potosi. Bolivia d. 13 december 2016. Photographer; Gottfried Siebel

Strymon oribata (Weymer, 1890).
Potosi 3800 m. Bolivia d. 13 december 2016. Photographer; Gottfried Siebel

Urmiri, La Paz, Bolivia d. 26 september 2016. Photographer; Gottfried SiebelRhamma amethystina (Hayward, 1949). Urmiri, La Paz, Bolivia d. 26 september 2016. Photographer; Gottfried SiebelItylos koa (H. Druce, 1876).Urmiri, La Paz, Bolivia d. 26 september 2016. Photographer; Gottfried SiebelMetardaris cosinga (Hewitson, 1874). Urmiri, La Paz, Bolivia d. 26 september 2016. Photographer; Gottfried Siebel

Rhamma amethystina (Hayward, 1949). Itylos koa (H. Druce, 1876). Metardaris cosinga (Hewitson, 1874).
Urmiri 3800 m. La Paz, Bolivia d. 26 september 2016. Photographer; Gottfried Siebel

National Park Torotoro, Potosý, Bolivia d. 2 may2016. Photographer; Gottfried SiebelAricoris chilensis (C. Felder & R. Felder, 1865). National Park Torotoro, Potosý, Bolivia d. 2 may2016. Photographer; Gottfried SiebelSoldier, Danaus eresimus plexaure (Godart, 1819). National Park Torotoro, Potosý, Bolivia d. 2 may2016. Photographer; Gottfried Siebel

Aricoris chilensis (C. Felder & R. Felder, 1865). Soldier, Danaus eresimus plexaure (Godart, 1819).
Toro Toro National Park 2200 m. Potosý, Bolivia d. 2 may2016. Photographer; Gottfried Siebel

Rhamma familiaris (K. Johnson, 1991). Uchumachi 2480m. Coroico, Yungas, Bolivia d. 6 may 2016. Photographer; Gottfried Siebel

Rhamma familiaris (K. Johnson, 1991).
Uchumachi 2480m. Coroico, Yungas, Bolivia d. 6 may 2016. Photographer; Gottfried Siebel

Corridor Arrojo Chepete, Rio Beni, Yungas, Bolivia d. 24 july 2017. Photographer; Gottfried Siebel

Corridor Serrania del Chepite, Rio Beni 275 m. Yungas, Bolivia d. 24 july 2017. Photographer; Gottfried Siebel

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Butterflies from Bolivia

January - February 2016

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Puna Clouded Sulphur, Colias euxanthe ssp. satuata (R÷ber, 1909). Huarina, Titicaca elevation 3830 m, Bolivia february 22, 2016. Photographer; Peter M°llmannPuna Clouded Sulphur, Colias euxanthe ssp. satuata (R÷ber, 1909). Huarina, Titicaca elevation 3830 m, Bolivia february 22, 2016. Photographer; Peter M°llmannPuna Clouded Sulphur, Colias euxanthe ssp. satuata (R÷ber, 1909). Huarina, Titicaca elevation 3830 m, Bolivia february 22, 2016. Photographer; Peter M°llmann

Puna Clouded Sulphur, Colias euxanthe ssp. satuata. Huarina, Titicaca elevation 3830 m, Bolivia february 22, 2016. Photographer; Peter M°llmann

Deva Grass Yellow, Eurema deva ssp. doris (R÷ber, 1909).  Sorata,  2500 m, Yungas, Bolivia february 21, 2016. Photographer; Peter M°llmannLesbia Clouded Sulphur, Colias lesbia ssp. andina  (Staudinger, 1894). Sorata,  2500 m, Yungas, Bolivia february 21, 2016. Photographer; Peter M°llmann

Deva Grass Yellow, Lesbia Clouded Sulphur,
Eurema deva ssp. doris (R÷ber, 1909). Colias lesbia ssp. andina (Staudinger, 1894).
Sorata, 2500 m, Yungas, Bolivia february 21, 2016. Photographer; Peter M°llmann

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Moths and other insects from Bolivia

January - February 2016

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Der einzige Schmetterling, den wir gefuden haben: Pyrgus limbata nigella. Auf dem Chacaltaya 5395 m. CordillŔre des Andes, Bolivia d. 23 august 2016 auf Gotfried Siebel

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