Mariposas de Bolivia

by Peter Møllmann

November 2017 - February 2018

First update december 3, 2017

Last update february 25, 2018

Redactor: Lars Andersen

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Common Melwhite, Melete lycimnia ssp. aelia (C. Felder & R. Felder, 1861).  Santa Barbara, Yungas, Bolivia november 30, 2017. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Common Melwhite, Melete lycimnia ssp. aelia (C. Felder & R. Felder, 1861).
Santa Barbara, Yungas, Bolivia
november 30, 2017. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Wednesday, November 29, 2017; Peter Møllmann traveled from Copenhagen to Bolivia. Next morning local time Peter traveled further from El Alto at La Paz across Cumbre Pass to Caranavi valley. Midway on the route below Coroico at Santa Barbara, he photographed the first butterflies.

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From the highlands near Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia december 3, 2017. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

From the highlands near Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia december 3, 2017. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Acraea Mimic, Castilia perilla (Hewitson, 1852). Highlands near Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia december 3, 2017. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Acraea Mimic, Castilia perilla (Hewitson, 1852). Highlands near Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia december 3, 2017. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

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Morpho aurora in slow motion

by Peter Møllmann

3th december 2017

Aurora Morpho, Morpho aurora (Westwood, 1851) male.
From the highlands near Caranavi Bolivia
december 3, 2017. Made with sony experia xz premium. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Caranavi d. 3 december 2017 Peter Møllmann;
Today I went to the highlands near Caranavi. Arriving at the location we crossed a smal river and 20+ auroras flew up from their mudpudling.
I saw hundreds of auroras in a few hours. All very fresh, most common butterfly today, never saw so many. In the slo mo parts my sony xz premium smartphone take 960fps

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Eurytides serville in slow motion

by Peter Møllmann

5th december 2017

Serville Swordtail, Eurytides serville spp. boliviana (Fruehstorfer, 1907) male.
Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia
december 5, 2017. Made with sony experia xz premium. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Caranavi d. 6 december 2017; Peter Møllmann is calling from Caranavi and tells Gottfried Siebel and he is going to trip together, unfortunately it had rained all morning. I also spoke a little to Gottfried, I spoke English and he answered Spanish.
I hope they together will see some exciting butterflies out in the forest's deep gorges with small streams.

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Miranda Metalmark, Ancyluris inca miranda (Hewitson, 1874) male. Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia december 7, 2017. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Miranda Metalmark, Ancyluris inca ssp. miranda (Hewitson, 1874) male.
Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia
december 7, 2017. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia december 8, 2017. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Anastrus obliqua (Plötz, 1884). Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia december 8, 2017. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Many thanks to Andrés Miguel Orellana for correct identification on facebook.

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Morpho deidamia in slow motion

by Peter Møllmann

9th december 2017

Deidamia Morpho, Morpho deidamia ssp. electra (Röber, 1903) male.
From Caranavi Bolivia
december 8, 2017. Made with sony experia xz premium. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

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Maybe a Orange Cracker, Hamadryas fornax ssp. fornax (Hübner, 1823)?  Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia december 27, 2017. Photographer; Peter Møllmann  ID by Peter Møllmann

Maybe a Orange Cracker, Hamadryas fornax ssp. fornax (Hübner, 1823)? Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia december 27, 2017. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

ID by Peter Møllmann

I also think it's Orange Cracker, Hamadryas fornax. But awaiting comment from people who have more experience with Cracker's, Hamadryas species identification than I am? Comment; Lars Andersen

Comment on facebook

Turquoise Cracker, Hamadryas arinome ssp. arienis (Godman & Salvin, 1883). Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia december 8, 2017. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Turquoise Cracker, Hamadryas arinome ssp. arienis (Godman & Salvin, 1883). Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia december 8, 2017. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

 Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia december 9, 2017. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Pusiliani, Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia december 9, 2017. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Morpho telemachus ssp. exsusarion (Le Moult & Réal, 1962). Pusiliani, Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia december 9, 2017. Photographer; Peter MøllmannMorpho telemachus ssp. exsusarion (Le Moult & Réal, 1962). Pusiliani, Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia december 9, 2017. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Morpho telemachus ssp. exsusarion (Le Moult & Réal, 1962). Pusiliani, Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia december 9, 2017. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

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Pterourus menatius in slow motion

by Peter Møllmann

10th december 2017

Nomad Swallowtail, Pterourus menatius ssp. lenaeus (E. Doubleday, 1846) male.
Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia
december 10, 2017. Made with sony experia xz premium. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

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Parides anchises in slow motion

by Peter Møllmann

11th december 2017

Anchises Cattleheart, Parides anchises ssp. etias (Rothschild & Jordan, 1906) male.
Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia
december 10, 2017. Made with sony experia xz premium. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

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Morning wiew from my new private accommodation just outside of Coroico. Yungas, Bolivia december 14, 2017. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Morning wiew from my new private accommodation just outside of Coroico. Yungas, Bolivia december 14, 2017. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Bellona Metalmark, Necyria bellona ssp. bellona (Westwood, 1851). Coroico, Yungas, Bolivia december 17, 2017. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Bellona Metalmark, Necyria bellona ssp. bellona (Westwood, 1851). Coroico, Yungas, Bolivia december 17, 2017. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Dismorphia teresa (Hewitson, 1869) male. Ecovia Coroico, Yungas, Bolivia december 17, 2017. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Dismorphia teresa (Hewitson, 1869) male. Ecovia, Coroico, Yungas, Bolivia december 17, 2017. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Darkened Dartwhite, Catasticta ctemene ssp. alma (Hopffer, 1874).  Coroico, Yungas, Bolivia december 16, 2017. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Darkened Dartwhite, Catasticta ctemene ssp. alma (Hopffer, 1874). Ecovia, Coroico, Yungas, Bolivia december 16, 2017. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Leodonta zenobina (Hopffer, 1869). Ecovia, Coroico, Yungas, Bolivia december 16, 2017. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Leodonta zenobina (Hopffer, 1869). Ecovia, Coroico, Yungas, Bolivia december 16, 2017. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

ID by Gottfried Siebel

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Morpho amphitryon in slow motion

by Peter Møllmann

17th december 2017

Amphitryon MorphoMorpho amphitryon ssp. susarion (Fruhstorfer, 1913). Ecovia, Coroico, Yungas, Bolivia december 17, 2017. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Amphitryon Morpho, Morpho amphitryon ssp. susarion (Fruhstorfer, 1913).   Ecovia, Coroico, Yungas, Bolivia december 17, 2017. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Amphitryon MorphoMorpho amphitryon ssp. susarion (Fruhstorfer, 1913). Ecovia, Coroico, Yungas, Bolivia december 17, 2017. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Epiphile latifasciata (Röber, 1914). Ecovia, Coroico, Yungas, Bolivia december 17, 2017. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Epiphile latifasciata (Röber, 1914). Ecovia, Coroico, Yungas, Bolivia december 17, 2017. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Coroico, Yungas, Bolivia december 16, 2017. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Ecovia, Coroico, Yungas, Bolivia december 16, 2017. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Andean Bee Butterfly, Chorinea sylphina (H. Bates, 1868). Coroico, Yungas, Bolivia december 17, 2017. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Andean Bee Butterfly, Chorinea sylphina (H. Bates, 1868). Ecovia, Coroico, Yungas, Bolivia december 15, 2017. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Telassa Firetip, Pyrrhopyge telassa ssp. croceimargo (Mabille & Boullet, 1908).   Rio Negro, Vagantes, Coroico, Yungas, Bolivia december 21, 2017. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Telassa Firetip, Pyrrhopyge telassa ssp. croceimargo (Mabille & Boullet, 1908).
Rio Negro, Vagantes, Coroico, Yungas, Bolivia
december 21, 2017. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Great Blue Hookwing, Napeocles jucunda (Hübner, 1808). Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia december 26, 2017. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Great Blue Hookwing, Napeocles jucunda (Hübner, 1808). Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia december 26, 2017. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Perisama euriclea (E. Doubleday, 1847). Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia december 26, 2017. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Perisama euriclea (E. Doubleday, 1847). Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia december 26, 2017. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Identification by Gottfried Siebel

Maybe a Emesis russula (Stichel, 1910). Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia december 27, 2017. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Maybe a Emesis russula (Stichel, 1910)? Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia december 27, 2017. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Identification by Lars Andersen

Maybe a Sela Skipper, Mimardaris sela ssp. chanchamayonis (Draudt, 1924).  Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia december 27, 2017. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Maybe a Sela Skipper, Mimardaris sela ssp. chanchamayonis (Draudt, 1924)? Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia december 27, 2017. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Identification by Hiroaki Takenouchi

Maybe a Large Spurwing, Antigonus nearchus (Latreille, 1817)?  Rio Broncini, Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia december 29, 2017. Photographer; Peter MøllmannInfanda Duskywing, Ebrietas infanda (A. Butler, 1877). Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia december 31, 2017. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Maybe a Large Spurwing, Antigonus nearchus (Latreille, 1817) Maybe a Infanda Duskywing, Ebrietas infanda (A. Butler, 1877).
Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia december 29 & 31, 2017. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Identification by Lars Andersen

Giant Ameiva, Ameiva ameiva.  Rio Zongo, Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia december 30, 2017. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Giant Ameiva, Ameiva ameiva. Rio Zongo, Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia december 30, 2017. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

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Happy New Year to all

Peter Møllmann og Gottfried Siebel

d. 31 december 2017

A hot day on Rio Broncini, Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia december 31, 2017. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

A hot day on Rio Broncini, Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia december 31, 2017. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

White-barred Sister, Adelpha epione ssp. agilla ( Fruhstorfer, 1907).  Rio Broncini, Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia december 31, 2017. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

White-barred Sister, Adelpha epione ssp. agilla ( Fruhstorfer, 1907). Rio Broncini, Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia december 31, 2017. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Two-spotted Prepona, Archaeoprepona demophoon ssp. andicola (Fruhstorfer, 1904).  Rio Broncini, Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia december 31, 2017. Photographer; Peter MøllmannMemphis mora montana (Röber, 1916).  Rio Broncini, Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia december 31, 2017. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Two-spotted Prepona, Archaeoprepona demophoon ssp. andicola (Fruhstorfer, 1904) & Memphis mora ssp. montana (Röber, 1916).
Rio Broncini, Caranavi, Yungas,
Bolivia december 31, 2017. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Rio Cahones, Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia january 2, 2018. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Rio Cahones, Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia january 2, 2018. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Shaded-blue Leafwing, Prepona laertes ssp. demodice (Godart, 1824).  Garrapatuni, Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia january 5, 2018. Photographer; Peter MøllmannMaybe a Jesia Satyr, Euptychia Jesia (A. Butler, 1869).  Garrapatuni, Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia january 5, 2018. Photographer; Kirsten Matthiesen

Shaded-blue Leafwing, Jesia Satyr,
Prepona laertes ssp. demodice (Godart, 1824).  Euptychia Jesia (A. Butler, 1869).
Garrapatuni, Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia january 5, 2018.
Photographer; Peter Møllmann Photographer; Kirsten Matthiesen

Cloud-frosted Swallowtail, Pterourus warscewiczii (Hopffer, 1865).  Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia january 8, 2018. Photographer; Peter MøllmannCloud-frosted Swallowtail, Pterourus warscewiczii (Hopffer, 1865).  Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia january 8, 2018. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Cloud-frosted Swallowtail, Pterourus warscewiczii (Hopffer, 1865). Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia january 8, 2018. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Maybe a Mesosemia thymetus ssp. umbrosa (Stichel, 1909).  Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia january 8, 2018. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Maybe a Mesosemia thymetus ssp. umbrosa (Stichel, 1909).
Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia
january 8, 2018. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Rio Zongo, Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia january 9, 2018. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Rio Zongo, Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia january 9, 2018. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Maybe a Automeris janus (Cramer 1775)? Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia january 10, 2018. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Maybe a Automeris janus (Cramer 1775)? Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia january 10, 2018. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Eupterotidae species? Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia january 11, 2018. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Eupterotidae species? Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia january 11, 2018. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Adhemarius gannascus (Stoll, 1790).  Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia january 11, 2018. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Adhemarius gannascus (Stoll, 1790). Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia january 11, 2018. Photographer; Kirsten Matthiesen

Peter Møllmann on the road to Mallacita, Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia january 11, 2018. Photographer; Kirsten Matthiesen

Peter Møllmann on the road to Mallacita, Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia january 11, 2018. Photographer; Kirsten Matthiesen

Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia january 12, 2018. Photographer; Kirsten Matthiesen

View of Caranavi city on our way to an afternoon trip to Copacabana., Yungas, Bolivia january 12, 2018. Photographer; Kirsten Matthiesen

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Heraclides anchisiades in slo mo 2

d. 14 januar 2018

Ruby-spotted Swallowtail, Heraclides anchisiades. Copacabana, Caranavi, Bolivia January 11, 2018. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

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Red Peacock, Anartia amathea ssp. sticheli (Fruhstorfer, 1907) female. Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia january 15, 2018. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Red Peacock, Anartia amathea ssp. sticheli (Fruhstorfer, 1907) female. Caranavi, Bolivia January 15, 2018. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Green-shouldered Sootywing, Gorgopas trochilus (Hopffer, 1874).  Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia january 15, 2018. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Green-shouldered Sootywing, Gorgopas trochilus (Hopffer, 1874).
Caranavi, Bolivia
January 15, 2018. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Ruby-spotted Swallowtail, Heraclides anchisiades ssp. anchisiades (Esper, 1788). Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia january 15, 2018. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Ruby-spotted Swallowtail, Heraclides anchisiades ssp. anchisiades (Esper, 1788). Caranavi, Bolivia January 17, 2018. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Peter Møllmann was on tour with Mauricio Pacheco.

Eunica macris (Godart, 1824). Mallacita, Caranavi, Bolivia January 18, 2018. Photographer; Peter MøllmannEunica macris (Godart, 1824). Mallacita, Caranavi, Bolivia January 18, 2018. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Eunica macris (Godart, 1824). Mallacita, Caranavi, Bolivia January 18, 2018. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Probably Giant Bee, Epicharis conica? comments; Peter Møllmann. Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia january 21, 2018. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Probably Giant Bee, Epicharis conica? comments; Peter Møllmann. Caranavi, Bolivia January 21, 2018. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Rothschild's Silk Moth, Rothschildia erycina (Shaw, 1797).  Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia january 19, 2018. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Rothschild's Silk Moth, Rothschildia erycina (Shaw, 1797). Caranavi, Bolivia January 19, 2018. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Rothschild's Silk Moth, Rothschildia erycina (Shaw, 1797).  Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia february 5, 2018. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Rothschild's Silk Moth, Rothschildia erycina (Shaw, 1797). Caranavi, Bolivia February 5, 2018. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Dark Daggerwing, Marpesia themistocles ssp. norica (Hewitson, 1852).  Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia january 21, 2018. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Dark Daggerwing, Marpesia themistocles ssp. norica (Hewitson, 1852). Caranavi, Bolivia January 21, 2018. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Godart's Agrias, Prepona claudina ssp. lugens (Staudinger, 1886).  Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia january 24, 2018. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Godart's Agrias or Red Agrias, Prepona claudina ssp. lugens (Staudinger, 1886). Caranavi, Bolivia January 24, 2018. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

White-barred Lady Slipper, Pierella hortona ssp. albofasciata (Rosenberg & Talbot, 1914). Pusiliani, Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia january 23, 2018. Photographer; Peter MøllmannItys Leafwing, Zaretis itys (Cramer, 1777). Pusiliani, Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia january 23, 2018. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

White-barred Lady Slipper, Pierella hortona ssp. albofasciata (Rosenberg & Talbot, 1914) and Itys Leafwing, Zaretis itys (Cramer, 1777).
Pusiliani, Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia
january 23, 2018.
Photographer;
Kirsten Matthiesen and Peter Møllmann

Harmonia Tiger, Tithorea harmonia ssp. brunnea (Haensch, 1905). Pusiliani, Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia january 23, 2018. Photographer; Peter MøllmannGolden Longwing, Heliconius hecale ssp. zeus (Neukirchen, 1995). Pusiliani, Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia january 21, 2018. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Harmonia Tiger, Tithorea harmonia ssp. brunnea (Haensch, 1905) and Golden Longwing, Heliconius hecale ssp. zeus (Neukirchen, 1995).
Pusiliani, Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia
january 21 - 23, 2018. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Aurora Morpho, Morpho aurora (Westwood, 1851) female. Highland near Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia january 27, 2018. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Aurora Morpho, Morpho aurora (Westwood, 1851) female.
Highland near Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia
january 27, 2018. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Rincon del tunki, highland near Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia january 27, 2018. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Rincon del tunki, highland near Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia january 27, 2018. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Rincon del tunki, highland near Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia january 27, 2018. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Rincon del tunki, highland near Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia january 27, 2018. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Belonoptere - Thyridae species? Caranavi, Bolivia January 30, 2018. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Belonoptere - Thyridae species? Caranavi, Bolivia January 30, 2018. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Caturapi, Yungas, Bolivia february 1, 2018. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Caturapi, Yungas, Bolivia february 1, 2018. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Caturapi, Yungas, Bolivia february 1, 2018. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Caturapi, Yungas, Bolivia february 1, 2018. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Black-throated Toucanet (Aulacorhynchus atrogularis). Caturapi, Yungas, Bolivia february 1, 2018. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Black-throated Toucanet, Aulacorhynchus atrogularis. Caturapi, Yungas, Bolivia february 1, 2018. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Gottfried Siebel photographes butterflies in the Caranavi Highlands. Caturapi, Yungas, Bolivia february 1, 2018. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Gottfried Siebel photographes butterflies in the Caranavi Highlands. Caturapi, Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia february 1, 2018. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Giant Light-blue Morpho, Morpho godartii ssp. titogilberti (Blandin & Gareca, 2011) male.   Caturapi, Yungas, Bolivia february 1, 2018. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Giant Light-blue Morpho, Morpho godartii ssp. titogilberti (Blandin & Gareca, 2011) male. Caturapi, Yungas, Bolivia february 1, 2018. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Peter Møllmann was on tour with Kirsten Matthiesen and Gottfried Siebel.

Giant Light-blue Morpho, Morpho godartii ssp. lachaumei (Blandin, 2007) male. Rio Cristal, Caranavi highlands, Yungas, Bolivia february 19, 2018. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Giant Light-blue Morpho, Morpho godartii ssp. lachaumei (Blandin, 2007) male. Rio Cristal, Caranavi highlands, Yungas, Bolivia february 19, 2018. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Giant Light-blue Morpho, Morpho godartii ssp. lachaumei (Blandin, 2007) male. Bella Vista, Caranavi highlands, Yungas, Bolivia february 24, 2018. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Giant Light-blue Morpho, Morpho godartii ssp. lachaumei (Blandin, 2007) male. Bella Vista, Caranavi highlands, Yungas, Bolivia february 24, 2018. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

February 24; Peter Møllmann was together with Gotfried Siebel and Kirsten Matthiesen

Dark-cheeked Scarlet-eye, Bungalotis astylos (Cramer, 1780).  Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia febrnuary 1, 2018. Photographer; Peter MøllmannDark-cheeked Scarlet-eye, Bungalotis astylos (Cramer, 1780).  Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia febrnuary 1, 2018. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Dark-cheeked Scarlet-eye, Bungalotis astylos (Cramer, 1780). Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia february 1, 2018. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Brush Footed Anaea, Memphis acaudata (Röber, 1916). Caranavi highlands, Yungas, Bolivia february 2, 2018. Photographer; Peter MøllmannBrush Footed Anaea, Memphis acaudata (Röber, 1916). Caranavi highlands, Yungas, Bolivia february 2, 2018. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Brush Footed Anaea, Memphis acaudata (Röber, 1916). Caranavi highlands, Yungas, Bolivia february 2, 2018. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Clearwing Tiger Moth, Hyalurga fenestra (Linné, 1788). Caranavi, Bolivia febrnuary 5, 2018. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Clearwing Tiger Moth, Hyalurga fenestra (Linné, 1788). Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia february 5, 2018. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Black Witch, Ascalapha odorata (Linnaeus, 1758) male. Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia february 6, 2018. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Black Witch, Ascalapha odorata (Linnaeus, 1758) male. Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia february 6, 2018. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Darwin Hawkmoth, Amphimoea walkeri (Boisduval, 1875). Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia february 8, 2018. Photographer; Peter MøllmannDarwin Hawkmoth, Amphimoea walkeri (Boisduval, 1875). Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia february 8, 2018. Photographer; Peter MøllmannDarwin Hawkmoth, Amphimoea walkeri (Boisduval, 1875). Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia february 8, 2018. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Long Proboscis Hawkmoth, Amphimoea walkeri (Boisduval, 1875). Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia february 8, 2018. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Long Proboscis Hawkmoth, Amphimoea walkeri (Boisduval, 1875). The wingspan is 147–164 mm. Adults are on wing year round. They have the longest insect proboscis in the world, and nectar from deep-throated flowers as Angel's Trumpet, Brugmansia arborea while hovering in the air.
Larvae feed on
Anaxagorea crassipetala, a lowland rain forest tree of Costa Rica and surrounding areas,
and probably other members of the
Annonaceae family.

Here another hawkmoth species with long proboscis from Madagascar
Dawins Hawkmoth, Xanthopan morganii praedicta (Rothschild & Jordan, 1903), named in honour of its predicted existence by Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace, exclusively pollinates the Madagascar Darwin's Orchid, Angraecum sesquipedale (Thouars, 1822). The proboscis of this hawk moth is long enough to reach the nectar receptacle of the orchid, which is between 20 and 35 cm (8 and 14 inches) in length.

Orange-banded Gem, Crocozona coecias (Hewitson, 1866).  Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia february 10, 2018. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Orange-banded Gem, Crocozona coecias (Hewitson, 1866). Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia february 10, 2018. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Harlequin Beetle, Acrocinus longimanus (Linnaeus, 1758). Pusiliani, Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia february 10, 2018. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Harlequin Beetle, Acrocinus longimanus (Linnaeus, 1758). Pusiliani, Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia february 10, 2018. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Zygia Metalmark, Lemonias zygia ssp. chea (Hewitson 1863). Pusiliani, Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia february 16, 2018. Photographer; Peter MøllmannOrange-barred Velvet. Panara phereclus (Linnaeus, 1758). Pusiliani, Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia february 16, 2018. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Zygia Metalmark, Lemonias zygia ssp. chea (Hewitson 1863) and Orange-barred Velvet. Panara phereclus (Linnaeus, 1758).
Pusiliani, Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia february 10, 2018. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Caranavi highlands, Yungas, Bolivia february 19, 2018. Photographer; Peter MøllmannCaranavi highlands, Yungas, Bolivia february 19, 2018. Photographer; Peter MøllmannCaranavi highlands, Yungas, Bolivia february 19, 2018. Photographer; Peter MøllmannCaranavi highlands, Yungas, Bolivia february 19, 2018. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Italian Flag Metalmark, Ancyluris formosissima ssp. venerabilis (Stichel, 1916). Caranavi highlands, Yungas, Bolivia february 19, 2018. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

In South America, this butterfly is called a "living treasure" (the Latin name formosissima of this species, means “very beautiful”) and it is also called the Italian Flag Metalmark, Italian Flag Butterfly or Metallic Italian Flag Butterfly.

Ancyluris formosissima ssp: formosissima (Hewitson, 1870);
are present in tropical rainforests on eastside of Andean mountain, mainly in Sangay National Park in Ecuador.

Ancyluris formosissima ssp. venerabilis (Stichel, 1916);
can be found at an elevation from 1600- up to 3,000 metres above sea level in Manu Nationalpark, Peru to Caranavi highlands and Rio Zongo, Yungas, Bolivia.

Description: The upper sides of the forewings are dark brown with a blue-green band, while the base is white and brown. The hind wings are white, pink and brown, with a brilliant blue-green marginal band and a small red area. At the edge of the hind wings there is a short tail.

The wingspan: is about 38–45 mm.

Behaviors; The males, and less commonly the females, can be found imbibing moisture from bare soil or sandy riverbanks. They are nearly always encountered singly. Both sexes tend to avoid the heat of midday, preferring the cooler conditions of early morning or late afternoon. Even then they are more likely to be found in shady areas than in full sunshine.

It flies in August to September and February.

The larval food plants are maybe trees in the family Melastomataceae and Euphorbiaceae.

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Euphaneta divisa (Walker 1855) the Mimallonidae family. Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia february 22, 2018. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Euphaneta divisa (Walker 1855) the Mimallonidae family. Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia february 22, 2018. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Icare Eyemark, Leucochimona icare ssp. subalbata (Seitz 1913). Bella Vista, Caranavi highlands, Yungas, Bolivia february 24, 2018. Photographer; Peter MøllmannIcare Eyemark, Leucochimona icare ssp. subalbata (Seitz 1913). Bella Vista, Caranavi highlands, Yungas, Bolivia february 24, 2018. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Icare Eyemark, Leucochimona icare ssp. subalbata (Seitz 1913). Bella Vista, Caranavi highlands, Yungas, Bolivia february 24, 2018. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Quadrus truncata (Hewitson 1870).  Bella Vista, Caranavi highlands, Yungas, Bolivia february 24, 2018. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Quadrus truncata (Hewitson 1870). Bella Vista, Caranavi highlands, Yungas, Bolivia february 24, 2018. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

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