Mariposas de Bolivia

by Gottfried Siebel, Miguel Solis, Martin Apaza Ticona,
Nikolaj Kleissl, Henrik Bringsøe and Peter Møllmann

September 2021 to February 2022

First update n0vember 18, 2021

Last update march 25, 2022

Editor: Lars Andersen

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Kirsten and Peter traveled home from La Paz, Bolivia to Copenhagen, Denmark
on
28 February, and were expected back home to day on 1 March. It has been fantastic
with the stories from
Nikolaj, Henrik, Gottfried, Miguel, Martin, Peter and Kirsten.
There will probably come more stories from their trip.

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Estacion cientifica, Conception y Rio Uruguaito, Bolivia

Gottfried Siebel and Miguel Solis

First update september 22, 2021

Estacion cientifica, Conception y Rio Uruguaito, Bolivia september 22, 2021. Photographer; Gottfried SiebelEstacion cientifica, Conception y Rio Uruguaito, Bolivia september 22, 2021. Photographer; Gottfried Siebel

Estacion cientifica, Conception y Rio Uruguaito, Bolivia september 22, 2021. Photographer; Gottfried Siebel

Estacion cientifica, Conception y Rio Uruguaito, Bolivia september 22, 2021. Photographer; Gottfried SiebelEstacion cientifica, Conception y Rio Uruguaito, Bolivia september 22, 2021. Photographer; Gottfried SiebelEstacion cientifica, Conception y Rio Uruguaito, Bolivia september 22, 2021. Photographer; Gottfried Siebel

Aricoris signata (Stichel, 1910). Aricoris epulus (Cramer, 1775), Juditha molpe (Hübner, 1808).

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Florida, Parque Noel Kempff, Bolivia

Gottfried Siebel and Miguel Solis

First update september 25-28, 2021

Rocas en lo subtropical. Florida, Parque Noel Kempff, Bolivia september 25.-28, 2021. Photographer; Gottfried Siebel

Rocas en lo subtropical. Florida, Parque Noel Kempff, Bolivia september 25-28, 2021. Photographer; Gottfried Siebel

Idomeneus giant owl, Caligo idomeneus (Linnaeus, 1758). Florida, Parque Noel Kempff, Bolivia september 25.-28, 2021. Photographer; Gottfried SiebelIdomeneus giant owl, Caligo idomeneus (Linnaeus, 1758). Florida, Parque Noel Kempff, Bolivia september 25.-28, 2021. Photographer; Gottfried Siebel

Idomeneus giant owl, Caligo idomeneus idomeneus (Linnaeus, 1758). Florida, Parque Noel Kempff, Bolivia september 25-28, 2021. Photographer; Gottfried Siebel
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Kim Garwood nov. 21. 2021; are you sure of the ssp? Why not C. i. idomenides (Fruhstorfer, 1903)? Lovely photo.

Minyas Cycadian, Eumaeus minyas (Hübner, 1809). Florida, Parque Noel Kempff, Bolivia september 25.-28, 2021. Photographer; Gottfried Siebel Calydna venusta morio (Stichel, 1929). Florida, Parque Noel Kempff, Bolivia september 25.-28, 2021. Photographer; Gottfried Siebel

Minyas Cycadian, Eumaeus minyas (Hübner, 1809) and Calydna venusta morio (Stichel, 1929).
Florida, Parque Noel Kempff, Bolivia september 25-28, 2021. Photographer; Gottfried Siebel

Flor de la pasión / Perfumed passionflower, Passiflora vitifolia. Florida, Parque Noel Kempff, Bolivia september 25.-28, 2021. Photographer; Gottfried Siebel

Flor de la pasión / Perfumed passionflower, Passiflora vitifolia.
Florida, Parque Noel Kempff, Bolivia september 25-28, 2021. Photographer; Gottfried Siebel

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Porvenir, Remanso, Parque Noel Kempff, Bolivia

Gottfried Siebel, Martin Apaza Ticona and Miguel Solis

october 1, 2021

Observing butterflies on the road. Porvenir, Remanso, Parque Noel Kempff, Bolivia october 1, 2021. Photographer; Gottfried Siebel and Miguel Solis

Observing butterflies on the road. Porvenir, Remanso, Parque Noel Kempff, Bolivia october 1, 2021. Photographer; Gottfried Siebel and Miguel Solis

Porvenir, Remanso, Parque Noel Kempff, Bolivia october 1, 2021. Photographer; Gottfried Siebel Porvenir, Remanso, Parque Noel Kempff, Bolivia october 1, 2021. Photographer; Gottfried Siebel Porvenir, Remanso, Parque Noel Kempff, Bolivia october 1, 2021. Photographer; Gottfried Siebel

Telemus Hairstreak, Paiwarria telemus (Cramer, 1775) and Bates' Hairstreak, Evenus batesii (Hewitson, 1865).
Porvenir, Remanso, Parque Noel Kempff, Bolivia
october 1, 2021. Photographer; Gottfried Siebel

Bates' Hairstreak Video by Martin Apaza Ticona

Porvenir, Remanso, Parque Noel Kempff, Bolivia october 1, 2021. Photographer; Gottfried Siebel Porvenir, Remanso, Parque Noel Kempff, Bolivia october 1, 2021. Photographer; Gottfried Siebel Porvenir, Remanso, Parque Noel Kempff, Bolivia october 1, 2021. Photographer; Gottfried Siebel Porvenir, Remanso, Parque Noel Kempff, Bolivia october 1, 2021. Photographer; Gottfried Siebel

Bitias Hairstreak, Panthiades bitias (Cramer, 1777) and Shining Groundstreak, Calycopis demonassa (Hewitson, 1868).
Nymphidium caricae caricae (Linnaeus, 1758) and Setabis flammula (H. Bates, 1868).
Porvenir, Remanso, Parque Noel Kempff, Bolivia
october 1, 2021. Photographer; Gottfried Siebel

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Porvenir, Remanso, Frente del Parque Noel Kempff, Bolivia

by Gottfried Siebel

october 4, 2021

Porvenir, Remanso, Rio Paraguaen el frente Parque Noel Kempff, Bolivia october 4, 2021. Photographer; Gottfried Siebel Porvenir, Remanso, Rio Paraguaen el frente Parque Noel Kempff, Bolivia october 4, 2021. Photographer; Gottfried Siebel Porvenir, Remanso, Rio Paraguaen el frente Parque Noel Kempff, Bolivia october 4, 2021. Photographer; Gottfried Siebel

Porvenir, Remanso, Rio Paraguaen el frente Parque Noel Kempff, Bolivia october 4, 2021. Photographer; Gottfried Siebel

Porvenir, Remanso, Rio Paraguaen el frente Parque Noel Kempff, Bolivia october 4, 2021. Photographer; Gottfried Siebel Porvenir, Remanso, Rio Paraguaen el frente Parque Noel Kempff, Bolivia october 4, 2021. Photographer; Gottfried Siebel Porvenir, Remanso, Rio Paraguaen el frente Parque Noel Kempff, Bolivia october 4, 2021. Photographer; Gottfried Siebel Porvenir, Remanso, Rio Paraguaen el frente Parque Noel Kempff, Bolivia october 4, 2021. Photographer; Gottfried Siebel Porvenir, Remanso, Rio Paraguaen el frente Parque Noel Kempff, Bolivia october 4, 2021. Photographer; Gottfried Siebel Porvenir, Remanso, Rio Paraguaen el frente Parque Noel Kempff, Bolivia october 4, 2021. Photographer; Gottfried Siebel

Theope eurygonina
(H. Bates, 1868).
Panthiades aeolus
(Fabricius, 1775).
Dysmathia cindra
(Staudinger, 1887).
Mesene phareus
(Cramer 1777).
Bistonina biston
(Möschler, 1867)
Id.
Chr. Faynel
Milanion hemes
(Cramer, 1777).

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Coroico Viejo y Ecovia, Bolivia

by Gottfried Siebel

january 1, 2022

Coroico Viejo y Ecovia 2000 m.,, Bolivia january 1, 2022. Photographer; Gottfried Siebel Coroico Viejo y Ecovia 2000 m.,, Bolivia january 1, 2022. Photographer; Gottfried Siebel Coroico Viejo y Ecovia 2000 m.,, Bolivia january 1, 2022. Photographer; Gottfried Siebel

Coroico Viejo y Ecovia 2000 m.,, Bolivia january 1, 2022. Photographer; Gottfried Siebel

Strymon megarus (Godart, 1824). Coroico Viejo y Ecovia 2000 m.,, Bolivia january 1, 2022. Photographer; Gottfried Siebel Strymon megarus (Godart, 1824). Coroico Viejo y Ecovia 2000 m.,, Bolivia january 1, 2022. Photographer; Gottfried Siebel

Strymon megarus (Godart, 1824).
Coroico Viejo y Ecovia 2000 m.,, Bolivia
january 1, 2022.
Photographer;
Gottfried Siebel
Lyropteryx terpsichore (Westwood, 1851) female.
Coroico Viejo y Ecovia 2000 m.,, Bolivia
january 1, 2022.
Photographer;
Gottfried Siebel

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Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia

by Gottfried Siebel, Nikolaj Kleissl and Peter Møllmann

december 13-20, 2021

Forest near the Viluny antenna and Caranavi Valley 800 to 1200 m., Yungas, Bolivia december 13 - 20, 2021. Photographer;  Gottfried SiebelForest near the Viluny antenna and Caranavi Valley 800 to 1200 m., Yungas, Bolivia december 13 - 20, 2021. Photographer;  Gottfried SiebelForest near the Viluny antenna and Caranavi Valley 800 to 1200 m., Yungas, Bolivia december 13 - 20, 2021. Photographer;  Gottfried SiebelForest near the Viluny antenna and Caranavi Valley 800 to 1200 m., Yungas, Bolivia december 13 - 20, 2021. Photographer;  Gottfried SiebelForest near the Viluny antenna and Caranavi Valley 800 to 1200 m., Yungas, Bolivia december 13 - 20, 2021. Photographer;  Gottfried SiebelForest near the Viluny antenna and Caranavi Valley 800 to 1200 m., Yungas, Bolivia december 13 - 20, 2021. Photographer;  Gottfried Siebel

Principalis Jewelmark,
Anteros principalis
(Hopffer 1874).
Daedalma boliviana
(Staudinger, 1897).
Viridicans Hairstreak,
Laothus viridicans
(C. Felder & R. Felder 1865).
Hewitson's Mimic,
Eresia datis ssp. corybassa
(Hewitson 1874).
Cassiope Owlet,
Selenophanes cassiope ssp. mapiriensis
(Bristow 1982).
Forest near the Viluny antenna and Caranavi Valley 800 to 1200 m., Yungas, Bolivia december 13 - 20, 2021. Photographer;  Gottfried Siebel

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Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia

Butterflies by Peter Møllmann, Gottfried Siebel and Nikolaj Kleissl

First update november 8, 2021

Last update march 13, 2022

Finally I am back in Caranavi. I hope I will be able to find some nice butterflies in the next 3 months. Flamboyant trees with flowers from the plaza. november 8, 2021. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Finally I am back in Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia.
I hope I will be able to find some nice butterflies in the next 3 months.
Flamboyant trees with flowers from the plaza november 8, 2021.
Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Peter Møllmann november 15, 2021:
Testing my new drone in a ravine near Caranavi Bolivia

Had a wonderful day with lots of butterflies at a old hotspot near Caranavi Bolivia november 17, 2021.Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Had a wonderful day with lots of butterflies at a old hotspot near
Caranavi Bolivia
november 17, 2021.Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Caranavi Highlands, Yungas, Bolivia  november 21, 20121 Photographer; Peter MøllmannRed Blue Shoemaker, Prepona praeneste ssp. buckleyana (Hewitson, 1876). Caranavi Highlands, Yungas, Bolivia  november 21, 20121 Photographer; Peter MøllmannRed Blue Shoemaker, Prepona praeneste ssp. buckleyana (Hewitson, 1876). Caranavi Highlands, Yungas, Bolivia  november 21, 20121 Photographer; Peter MøllmannRed Blue Shoemaker, Prepona praeneste ssp. buckleyana (Hewitson, 1876). Caranavi Highlands, Yungas, Bolivia  november 21, 20121 Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Red Blue Shoemaker, Prepona praeneste ssp. buckleyana (Hewitson, 1876). 
Caranavi Highlands, Yungas, Bolivia 
november 21, 2021. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Peter Møllmann; I had 2 wonderful days in the highlands near Caranavi.
Most common butterfly Aurora Morpho, Morpho aurora, hundreds flying all over.
Best was several Red Blue Shoemaker, Prepona praeneste buckleyana.

Leprieur's glory, Asterope leprieuri ssp. depuiseti (C. & R. Felder, 1861).  Caranavi Highlands, Yungas, Bolivia  november 21, 20121 Photographer; Peter MøllmannLeprieur's glory, Asterope leprieuri ssp. depuiseti (C. & R. Felder, 1861).  Caranavi Highlands, Yungas, Bolivia  november 21, 20121 Photographer; Peter MøllmannLeprieur's glory, Asterope leprieuri ssp. depuiseti (C. & R. Felder, 1861).  Caranavi Highlands, Yungas, Bolivia  november 21, 20121 Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Leprieur's Glory, Asterope leprieuri ssp. depuiseti (C. & R. Felder, 1861). 
Caranavi Highlands, Yungas, Bolivia 
november 21, 2021 Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Rio Zongo, Caranavi Highlands, Yungas, Bolivia  november 23, 20121 Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Rio Zongo, Caranavi Highlands, Yungas, Bolivia  november 23, 2021 Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Irmina Sister, Adelpha irmina ssp. tumida (A. Butler, 1873). Rio Tunki 1740m., Caranavi Highlands, Yungas, Bolivia  november 23, 2021 Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Irmina Sister, Adelpha irmina ssp. tumida (A. Butler, 1873).
Rio Tunki 1740m., Caranavi Highlands, Yungas, Bolivia 
november 23, 2021 Photographer;  Peter Møllmann

Morpho telemachus ssp. exsusarion (Le Moult & Réal, 1962). Caranavi Highlands, Yungas, Bolivia  november 24, 2021 Photographer;  Peter Møllmann

Long-tailed Metalmark, Rhetus arcius ssp. huana (Saunders, 1859). Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia  november 29, 2021 Photographer;  Peter MøllmannTurquoise Emperor, Doxocopa laurentia ssp. cherubina. Caranavi highlands. 1600m., Yungas, Bolivia  november 29, 2021 Photographer;  Peter MøllmannNymphidium carmentis ssp. carmentis (Stichel, 1910), on ginger flower, Etlingera elatior. Caranavi City, Yungas, Bolivia  november 29, 2021 Photographer;  Peter Møllmann

Long-tailed Metalmark,
Rhetus arcius ssp. huana (Saunders, 1859).
Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia 
november 29, 2021.
Photographer; 
Peter Møllmann
Turquoise Emperor,
Doxocopa laurentia ssp. cherubina.
Caranavi Highlands,1600m., Yungas, Bolivia 
november 29, 2021.
Photographer; 
Peter Møllmann
Nymphidium carmentis ssp. carmentis (Stichel, 1910),
on
ginger flower, Etlingera elatior.
Caranavi City, Yungas, Bolivia 
november 29, 2021.
Photographer; 
Peter Møllmann

Mimas Groundstreak, Calycopis mimas (Godman & Salvin, 1887) or Atnius Groundstreak, Calycopis atnius (Herrich-Schäffer, 1853). Caranavi Highlands 1600m., Yungas, Bolivia december 1, 2021. Photographer;  Peter MøllmannImelda aenetus (Hewitson, 1874). Caranavi Highlands 1600m., Yungas, Bolivia december 1, 2021. Photographer;  Peter MøllmannCarias Purplewing, Eunica carias ssp. tenebrosa (Salvin, 1869). Caranavi Highlands 1600m., Yungas, Bolivia december 1, 2021. Photographer;  Peter Møllmann

Mimas Groundstreak, Calycopis mimas (Godman & Salvin, 1887) or
Atnius Groundstreak, Calycopis atnius (Herrich-Schäffer, 1853) group.
Caranavi Highlands 1600m., Yungas, Bolivia
december 1, 2021.
Photographer; 
Peter Møllmann
Imelda aenetus (Hewitson, 1874).
Caranavi Highlands 1600m., Yungas, Bolivia
december 1, 2021.
Photographer; 
Peter Møllmann
ID comments by
Lars Andersen
Carias Purplewing, Eunica carias ssp. tenebrosa (Salvin, 1869).
Caranavi Highlands 1600m., Yungas, Bolivia
december 1, 2021.
Photographer; 
Peter Møllmann
ID comments by
Lars Andersen

Carias Purplewing, Eunica carias ssp. tenebrosa (Salvin, 1869). Caranavi Highlands 1600m., Yungas, Bolivia december 8, 2021. Photographer;  Peter Møllmann

Carias Purplewing, Eunica carias ssp. tenebrosa (Salvin, 1869).
Caranavi Highlands 1600m., Yungas, Bolivia
december 8, 2021.
Photographer; 
Peter Møllmann

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Scarce Morpho, Morpho deidamia ssp. electra (Röber, 1903). From Caranavi Bolivia december 11, 2021. Copyright pedromariposa / Peter Møllmann. 240 fps samsung 21ultra.

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Fabricius Angel, Chorinea octauius with yellow marks behind eyes and on thorax. Caranavi Highlands 1200m., Bolivia December 18, 2021. Photographer; Nikolaj KleisslFabricius Angel, Chorinea octauius with yellow marks behind eyes and on thorax I have not seen before? Caranavi Highlands 1200m., Bolivia December 18, 2021. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Fabricius Angel, Chorinea octauius with yellow marks behind eyes and on thorax.
Caranavi Highlands 1200m.,
Bolivia December 18, 2021. Photographer; Nikolaj Kleissl
Fabricius Angel, Chorinea octauius with yellow marks behind eyes and on thorax I have not seen before?
Caranavi Highlands 1200m.,
Bolivia December 18, 2021. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Sickle-winged Morpho, Morpho rhetenor (Cramer, 1775). Rio Broncini, Caranavi Valley 800m., Yungas, Bolivia January 3, 2022. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Sickle-winged MorphoMorpho rhetenor (Cramer, 1775). 
Rio Broncini, Caranavi Valley 628m., Yungas, Bolivia January 3, 2022. Photographer; Peter Møllmann
I saw 7 rhetenores today, one came down to my bait. Got some slo mo also.

with samsung 21ultra. 240 fps. Copyright pedromariposa.

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Dark-cheeked Scarlet-eye, Bungalotis astylos (Cramer, 1780) male, came to my moth lamp. Caranavi Valley 628m., Yungas, Bolivia January 5, 2022. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Dark-cheeked Scarlet-eye, Bungalotis astylos (Cramer, 1780) male, came to my moth lamp.
Caranavi Valley 628m., Yungas, Bolivia January 5, 2022. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Gray Cracker, Hamadryas februa (Hübner,1823) chrysalis. Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia January 10, 2021. Photographer; Peter MøllmannVariable Cracker, Hamadryas feronia (Linnaeus, 1758). Rio Broncini, Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia January 15, 2021. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Gray Cracker, Hamadryas februa (Hübner,1823) chrysalis.
Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia
January 10, 2021. Photographer; Peter Møllmann
Variable Cracker, Hamadryas feronia (Linnaeus, 1758).
Rio Broncini, Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia
January 15, 2021. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Mermeria Wood Nymph, Taygetis mermeria (Cramer, 1776). Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia January 21, 2021. Photographer; Peter MøllmannWhitened Dartwhite, Catasticta sisamnus ssp. telasco (Lucas, 1852). Caranavi Highlands, Yungas, Bolivia January 21, 2021. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Mermeria Wood Nymph, Taygetis mermeria (Cramer, 1776). Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia January 21, 2021. Photographer; Peter Møllmann Whitened Dartwhite, Catasticta sisamnus ssp. telasco (Lucas, 1852). Caranavi Highlands, Yungas, Bolivia January 21, 2021. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Quijarro Cascada de la Serpente view 1275 m., down to 935m, Caranavi Valley, Yungas, Bolivia January 23, 2022. Photographer; Peter MøllmannQuijarro 935m, Caranavi Valley, Yungas, Bolivia January 23, 2022. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Quijarro Cascada de la Serpente view 1275 m., down to 935m, Caranavi Valley, Yungas, Bolivia January 23, 2022. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

The other day jan. 23, 2022: Peter Møllmann, Nikolaj Kleissl and Henrik Bringsøe were at the view of Quijarro Cascada de la Serpente view 1275 m., Where they walked down to streams in 935m. where they saw and photographed several different morphos such as;
M. achilles, M. helenor, M. telemachus. Few M. rhetenor, M. cisseis and M. deidamia, as well as the shown
M. marcus that Nikolaj has photographed. It's not every day, you can meet seven morphos species!

Was told by Peter over the phone that just before the stream met the army ants that passed over the path of several tracks. Though they ran fast over them, it was in the water right away to get rid of the biting and stinging soldiers army ants whose stings really make painful.

Teucer Owl Butterfly, Caligo teucer ssp. phorkys (Fruhstorfer, 1912) mating. Rio Broncini, Caranavi Valley, Yungas, Bolivia January 24, 2022. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Teucer Owl Butterfly, Caligo teucer ssp. phorkys (Fruhstorfer, 1912) mating.
Rio Broncini, Caranavi Valley, Yungas, Bolivia January 24, 2022. kl. 21:19. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Small-eyed Purplewing, Eunica eurota ssp. dolores (Prittwitz, 1871). Caranavi Valley, Yungas, Bolivia January 26, 2022. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Small-eyed Purplewing, Eunica eurota ssp. dolores (Prittwitz, 1871).
Caranavi Valley, Yungas, Bolivia January 26, 2022. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Giant Light-blue Morpho, Morpho menelaus ssp. godartii (Guérin-Méneville, 1844) male.  Rio Tunki 1740 m., Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia January 29, 2022. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Giant Light-blue Morpho, Morpho menelaus ssp. godartii (Guérin-Méneville, 1844) male.
Rio Tunki 1740 m., Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia January 29, 2022. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Anteros kupris ssp. aureocultus (Stichel, 1909).  Rio Tunki 1740 m., Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia January 29, 2022. Photographer; Peter MøllmannMelanis cercopes (Hewitson, 1874). Rio Tunki 1740 m., Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia January 29, 2022. Photographer; Peter MøllmannCream-spotted Tigerwing, Tithorea tarricina ssp. tagarma (Hewitson, 1874). Rio Tunki 1740 m., Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia January 29, 2022. Photographer; Peter MøllmannPerisama humboldtii ssp. tringa (Guenée, 1872).  Rio Tunki 1740 m., Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia January 29, 2022. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Anteros kupris ssp. aureocultus
(Stichel, 1909).
Melanis cercopes
(Hewitson, 1874).
Cream-spotted Tigerwing,
Tithorea tarricina ssp. tagarma
(Hewitson, 1874).
Perisama humboldtii ssp. tringa
(Guenée, 1872).
Rio Tunki 1740 m., Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia January 29, 2022. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Cyclosemia lathaea (Hewitson, 1878). Rio Tunki 1740 m., Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia January 8 - 29, 2022. Photographer; Gottfried SiebelMemphis lineata (Salvin, 1869). Rio Tunki 1740 m., Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia January 8 - 29, 2022. Photographer; Gottfried Siebel

Cyclosemia lathaea (Hewitson, 1878) and Memphis lineata (Salvin, 1869).
Rio Tunki 1740 m., Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia January 8 - 29, 2022. Photographer; Gottfried Siebel

Cloud Forest Swallowtail, Pterourus warscewiczii (Hopffer, 1866) 240 fps.
Rio Tunki 1740 m., Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia January February 5, 2022. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Rio View from the way to Rio Mercedes-Loa 1710m., Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia February 18, 2022. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Rio View from the way to Rio Mercedes-Loa 1710m., Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia February 18, 2022. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Hypanartia cinderella (Lamas, Willmott & J. Hall, 2001). Loa 1710m., Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia February 18, 2022. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Hypanartia cinderella (Lamas, Willmott & J. Hall, 2001). Loa 1710m., Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia February 18, 2022. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Peter Møllmann: Hypanartia kefersteini?, from Loa, Caranavi Bolivia 1710m.
Andrés Miguel Orellana: Probably H. cinderella.
Lars Andersen: Think, now I can see that for many years I have called this species from Bolivia Hypanartia kefersteini when it
is
H. cinderella? So that needs to be corrected.

Discussion on facebook

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Morpho cisseis ssp. cissaistrica (Le Moult & Réal, 1962). Rio Broncini 585 m., Caranavi Valley, Yungas, Bolivia February 21, 2022. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Cisseis Morpho, Morpho cisseis ssp. cisseistrica (Le Moult & Réal, 1962).
Rio Broncini 585 m., Caranavi Valley, Yungas, Bolivia February 21, 2022. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

White-spotted Agrias. Prepona (Agrias) amydon ssp. boliviensis (Fruhstorfer, 1895). Caranavi highlands 1340m., Yungas, Bolivia february 25, 2022. Photographer; Peter Møllmann. White-spotted Agrias. Prepona (Agrias) amydon ssp. ferdinandi (Fruhstorfer, 1895). Rio Broncini 585 m., Caranavi Valley, Yungas, Bolivia February 21, 2022. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

White-spotted Agrias. Prepona (Agrias) amydon
ssp. boliviensis (Fruhstorfer, 1895).
Caranavi Highlands 1340 m., Yungas, Bolivia
February 25, 2022. Photographer; Peter Møllmann.
White-spotted Agrias. Prepona (Agrias) amydon
ssp. ferdinandi (Fruhstorfer, 1895).
Rio Broncini 585 m., Caranavi Valley, Yungas, Bolivia
February 21, 2022. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Italian Flag Metalmark, Ancyluris formosissima ssp. venerabilis (Stichel, 1916). Caranavi highlands 1340m., Yungas, Bolivia february 25, 2022. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Italian Flag Metalmark, Ancyluris formosissima ssp. venerabilis (Stichel, 1916).
Caranavi Highlands 1340 m., Yungas,
Bolivia february 25, 2022. Photographer; Peter Møllmann.
Today I finally found this wonderful species again, same spot as last time,
4 years ago, in the highlands near Caranavi, Bolivia.

Ganimedes Hairstreak, Lamasina ganimedes (Cramer, 1775) or L. rhaptissima (K.Johnson, 1991). Caranavi highlands 1340m., Yungas, Bolivia february 25, 2022. Photographer; Peter Møllmann.

Ganimedes Hairstreak, Lamasina ganimedes (Cramer, 1775) or Annamaria ganimedes.
Caranavi Highlands 1340 m., Yungas, Bolivia february 25, 2022. Photographer; Peter Møllmann.

Christophe Faynel
Hi
Lars Andersen, Annamaria d'Abrera & Bálint, 2001 is valid according Opinion 2358 (Case 3458), Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 72(2) June 2015.

The Commission confirms the availability of the generic names proposed in d’Abrera (2001). Consequently,
Lamasina Robbins, 2002 is its junior synonym.
The wing pattern of
Annamaria rhaptissima (Johnson, 1991) is completely different than A. ganimedes one, in both sexes. Lastly, B. saphonota (Constantino, Salazar & K. Johnson, 1993) does not belong to Annamaria but to Brevianta.

Annemaria discussion on facebook

Lamasina on Butterflies of America

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Eunica brunnea (Salvin, 1869). Caranavi Highlands 1340 m., Yungas, Bolivia february 25, 2022. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Eunica brunnea (Salvin, 1869).
Caranavi Highlands 1340 m., Yungas,
Bolivia february 25, 2022. Photographer; Peter Møllmann.
Peter Møllmann; My first Eunica brunnea. ID by Gottfried Siebel.
From my fantastic day 25.Feb. 2022 in Caranavi highlands Bolivia 1340m.
Now I am back in Denmark but still have some interesting butterfly photos I will share later.

Caranavi Highlands 1340 m., Yungas, Bolivia february 25, 2022. Photographer; Peter Møllmann.

Caranavi Highlands 1340 m., Yungas, Bolivia february 25, 2022. Photographer; Peter Møllmann.

Yellowbanded Skipper, Potamanaxas flavofasciata ssp. pantra (Evans, 1953). Caranavi Highlands 1340 m., Yungas, Bolivia february 25, 2022. Photographer; Peter Møllmann. Cosna Skipper, Potamanaxas laoma ssp. cosna (Evans, 1953). Caranavi Highlands 1340 m., Yungas, Bolivia february 25, 2022. Photographer; Peter Møllmann.

Potamanaxas flavofasciata ssp. pantra (Evans, 1953) common name: Yellowbanded Skipper.
And Potamanaxas laoma ssp. cosna (Evans, 1953) common name: Cosna Skipper.
Caranavi Highlands 1340 m., Yungas, Bolivia february 25, 2022. Photographer; Peter Møllmann.

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Crested Quetzal, Pharomachrus antisianus (Orbigny, 1837) female. Rio Tunki, 1740m., Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia Dec.19, 2021. Photographer;  Peter Møllmann

Crested Quetzal, Pharomachrus antisianus (Orbigny, 1837) female. My 2nd obs. of this magnificent trogon bird.
Rio Tunki, 1740m., Caranavi Highlands, Yungas, Bolivia
Dec.19, 2021. Photographer;  Peter Møllmann

Peter Møllmann; My first observation was in 2015, a male and got a short video, can be seen here.

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Coroico, Yungas, Bolivia

by Peter Møllmann & Kirsten Matthiesen

First update february 12, 2022

Last update february 15, 2022

Hotel Esmeralda, Coroico 1800 m., Yungas. Bolivia february 12, 2022. Photographer;  Kirsten Matthiesen

Hotel Esmeralda, Coroico 1800 m., Yungas. Bolivia february 12, 2022. Photographer;  Kirsten Matthiesen

Kirsten Matthiesen together with Peter Møllmann on
Hotel Esmeralda. Coroico. Bolivia.
February 12, 2022

Trout for dinner at Hotel Esmaralda, where Peter has lived in the ‘old’ days.
It will be something of a walk back to Sol y Luna, just over 1 km uphill in the thin air and in the dark. But it's good for my fitness.

Lars Andersen; this terrace at Hotel Esmeralda evokes memories that I have sat many times from December 31, 2004 to February 2012.

Epargyreus barisses (Hewitson, 1874). Coroico 1840 m., Yungas. Bolivia february 15, 2022. Photographer;  Peter Møllmann

Epargyreus barisses (Hewitson, 1874). Coroico 1840 m., Yungas. Bolivia february 15, 2022. Photographer;  Peter Møllmann

Mariposas de Bolivia 2021 - 2022

Mariposas de Bolivia 2012

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Coroico, Yungas, Bolivia

by Nikolaj Kleissl

First update december 1, 2021

Last update december 14, 2021

Yolosita 1100 m.,, Coroico, Yungas, Bolivia december 6, 2021. Photographer;  Nikolaj Kleissl

Yolosita 1100 m.,, Coroico, Yungas, Bolivia december 2021. Photographer;  Nikolaj Kleissl

Coroico, Yungas, Bolivia december 6, 2021. Photographer;  Nikolaj KleisslCoroico, Yungas, Bolivia december 6, 2021. Photographer;  Nikolaj KleisslCoroico, Yungas, Bolivia december 6, 2021. Photographer;  Nikolaj Kleissl

Coroico 1700-1800 m., Yungas. Bolivia december 2021. Photographer;  Nikolaj Kleissl

Ellara Glasswing, Ithomia ellara (Hewitson, 1874), Ithomiini family.  Coroico 1800 m., Yungas, Bolivia december 6, 2021. Photographer;  Nikolaj KleisslCosinga Hawker, Metardaris cosinga (Hewitson, 1874). Coroico 1800 m., Yungas, Bolivia december 6, 2021. Photographer;  Nikolaj Kleissl

Ellara Glasswing, Ithomia ellara (Hewitson, 1874), Ithomiini family and Cosinga Hawker, Metardaris cosinga (Hewitson, 1874).
Coroico 1800 m., Yungas, Bolivia
december 3, 2021. Photographer;  Nikolaj Kleissl

Does anyone know this hummingbird species? Coroico 1700 m., Yungas, Bolivia december 4, 2021. Photographer;  Nikolaj KleisslDoes anyone know this hummingbird species? Coroico 1700 m., Yungas, Bolivia december 4, 2021. Photographer;  Nikolaj KleisslDoes anyone know this hummingbird species? Coroico 1700 m., Yungas, Bolivia december 4, 2021. Photographer;  Nikolaj Kleissl

Does anyone know this hummingbird species? Coroico 1700 m., Yungas, Bolivia december 4, 2021. Photographer;  Nikolaj Kleissl

Hidden Arcas, Arcas jivaro (Nicolay, 1971). Coroico 1800 m., Yungas, Bolivia december 6, 2021. Photographer;  Nikolaj Kleissl

Hidden Arcas, Arcas jivaro (Nicolay, 1971). Coroico 1800 m., Yungas, Bolivia december 6, 2021. Photographer;  Nikolaj Kleissl

Nikolaj Kleissl December 1, 2021: Today landed in El Alto/La Paz, and drove by minibus over Cumbre pass to Coroico. Here some pictures from the first hotel in Coroico and on a trip with hummingbirds and butterflies.

Death Road 2600 m., Yungas, Bolivia december 5, 2021. Photographer;  Nikolaj Kleissl

Death Road 2600 m., Yungas, Bolivia december 5, 2021. Photographer;  Nikolaj Kleissl

Coroico 1600 m., Yungas, Bolivia december 7, 2021. Photographer;  Nikolaj KleisslCoroico 1600 m., Yungas, Bolivia december 7, 2021. Photographer;  Nikolaj KleisslCoroico 1600 m., Yungas, Bolivia december 7, 2021. Photographer;  Nikolaj KleisslCoroico 1600 m., Yungas, Bolivia december 7, 2021. Photographer;  Nikolaj Kleissl

Golden-olive Woodpecker, Colaptes rubiginosus (Swainson, 1820). Swallow Tanager, Tersina viridis (Illiger, 1811) and
Great-billed Hermit, Phaethornis malaris (Nordmann, 1835). Coroico 1600 m., Yungas, Bolivia december 7, 2021. Photographer;  Nikolaj Kleissl
Commentary on identification from
Troells Melgaard and Lars Andersen.

Crested Oropendola, Psarocolius decumanus (Pallas, 1769). Coroico 1600 m., Yungas, Bolivia december 7, 2021. Photographer;  Nikolaj Kleissl

Crested Oropendola, Psarocolius decumanus (Pallas, 1769). Coroico 1700 m., Yungas, Bolivia december 7, 2021. Photographer;  Nikolaj Kleissl

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Death Road, Yungas, Bolivia

by Nikolaj Kleissl

First update december 5, 2021

Last update december 10, 2021

Death Road 2400 - 2600 m., Yungas, Bolivia december 5, 2021. Photographer; Nikolaj KleisslDeath Road 2400 - 2600 m., Yungas, Bolivia december 5, 2021. Photographer; Nikolaj KleisslDeath Road 2400 - 2600 m., Yungas, Bolivia december 5, 2021. Photographer; Nikolaj KleisslDeath Road 2400 - 2600 m., Yungas, Bolivia december 5, 2021. Photographer; Nikolaj Kleissl

Death Road 2400 - 2600 m., Yungas, Bolivia december 5, 2021. Photographer;  Nikolaj Kleissl

Death Road 2400 - 2600 m., Yungas, Bolivia december 5, 2021. Photographer;  Nikolaj KleisslDeath Road 2400 - 2600 m., Yungas, Bolivia december 5, 2021. Photographer;  Nikolaj KleisslDeath Road 2400 - 2600 m., Yungas, Bolivia december 5, 2021. Photographer;  Nikolaj KleisslDeath Road 2400 - 2600 m., Yungas, Bolivia december 5, 2021. Photographer;  Nikolaj Kleissl

Blue-naped Chlorophonia, Chlorophonia cyanea (Thunberg, 1822).
Bolivian Brushfinch, Atlapetes rufinucha (d'Orbigny & Lafresnaye, 1837) and Inca Jay, Cyanocorax yncas galeatus (Ridgway, 1900).
Death Road 2400 - 2600 m., Yungas, Bolivia
december 5, 2021. Photographer;  Nikolaj Kleissl
Commentary on identification from
Mauricio Pacheco and Lars Andersen.

Death Road 2400 - 2600 m., Yungas, Bolivia december 5, 2021. Photographer;  Nikolaj KleisslDeath Road 2400 - 2600 m., Yungas, Bolivia december 5, 2021. Photographer;  Nikolaj KleisslDeath Road 2400 - 2600 m., Yungas, Bolivia december 5, 2021. Photographer;  Nikolaj Kleissl

Cinnamon Flycatcher, Pyrrhomyias cinnamomeus (d'Orbigny & Lafresnaye, 1837). Three-striped Warbler, Basileuterus tristriatus (Tschudi, 1844).
Barred Fruiteater, Pipreola arcuata (Lafresnaye, 1843). Death Road 2400 - 2600 m., Yungas, Bolivia december 5, 2021. Photographer;  Nikolaj Kleissl
Commentary on identification from
Thomas Ridel.

Death Road 2400 - 2600 m., Yungas, Bolivia december 5, 2021. Photographer;  Nikolaj KleisslDeath Road 2400 - 2600 m., Yungas, Bolivia december 5, 2021. Photographer;  Nikolaj KleisslDeath Road 2400 - 2600 m., Yungas, Bolivia december 5, 2021. Photographer;  Nikolaj Kleissl

White-collared Jay, Cyanolyca viridicyanus (D'Orbigny & Lafresnaye, 1838).
Crimson-mantled Woodpecker, Colaptes rivolii (Boissonneau, 1840). Slaty-backed Chat-tyrant, Ochthoeca cinnamomeiventris (Lafresnaye, 1843).
Death Road 2400 - 2600 m., Yungas, Bolivia
december 5, 2021. Photographer;  Nikolaj Kleissl
Commentary on identification from
Thomas Ridel and Lars Andersen.

Death Road 2400 - 2600 m., Yungas, Bolivia december 5, 2021. Photographer;  Nikolaj KleisslDeath Road 2400 - 2600 m., Yungas, Bolivia december 5, 2021. Photographer;  Nikolaj Kleissl

Death Road 2400 - 2600 m., Yungas, Bolivia december 5, 2021. Photographer;  Nikolaj Kleissl

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Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia

by Nikolaj Kleissl

First update december 10, 2021

Last update january 11, 2022

Rufous-collared Sparrow or Andean Sparrow, Zonotrichia capensis (Müller, 1776). Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia december 10, 2021. Photographer;  Nikolaj Kleissl

Rufous-collared Sparrow or Andean Sparrow, Zonotrichia capensis (Müller, 1776).
Caranavi City 600 m., Yungas, Bolivia
december 10, 2021. Photographer;  Nikolaj Kleissl

Caranavi Valley 800m., Yungas, Bolivia december 11, 2021. Photographer;  Nikolaj KleisslCaranavi Valley 800m., Yungas, Bolivia december 11, 2021. Photographer;  Nikolaj KleisslCaranavi Valley 800m., Yungas, Bolivia december 11, 2021. Photographer;  Nikolaj Kleissl

Illioneus Giant Owl, Caligo illioneus ssp. pheidriades (Fruhstorfer, 1912). Caranavi Valley 800m., Yungas, Bolivia december 11, 2021. Photographer;  Nikolaj Kleissl

Caranavi Valley 800m., Yungas, Bolivia december 11, 2021. Photographer;  Nikolaj KleisslCaranavi Valley 800m., Yungas, Bolivia december 11, 2021. Photographer;  Nikolaj Kleissl

Achilles Blue Morpho, Morpho achilles ssp. songo (Weber, 1944). Caranavi Valley 800m., Yungas, Bolivia december 11, 2021. Photographer;  Nikolaj Kleissl

Caranavi Valley 800m., Yungas, Bolivia december 11, 2021. Photographer;  Nikolaj KleisslCaranavi Valley 800m., Yungas, Bolivia december 11, 2021. Photographer;  Nikolaj KleisslCaranavi Valley 800m., Yungas, Bolivia december 11, 2021. Photographer;  Nikolaj KleisslCaranavi Valley 800m., Yungas, Bolivia december 11, 2021. Photographer;  Nikolaj Kleissl

Blue Doctor, Rhetus periander ssp. arthuriana (Sharpe, 1890) and Sword-tailed Doctor, Rhetus arcius ssp. huana (Saunders, 1859).
Blue-rayed Metalmark, Lyropteryx apollonia (Westwood, 1851) and Blue Doctor, Rhetus periander ssp. arthuriana (Sharpe, 1890).
Caranavi Valley 800m., Yungas, Bolivia
december 11, 2021. Photographer;  Nikolaj Kleissl

Caranavi Valley 800m., Yungas, Bolivia december 11, 2021. Photographer;  Nikolaj KleisslCaranavi Valley 800m., Yungas, Bolivia december 11, 2021. Photographer;  Nikolaj KleisslCaranavi Valley 800m., Yungas, Bolivia december 11, 2021. Photographer;  Nikolaj Kleissl

Offa Leafwing, Memphis offa (Druce, 1877) and Prepona species. Caranavi Valley 800m., Yungas, Bolivia december 11, 2021. Photographer;  Nikolaj Kleissl

Caranavi Valley 800m., Yungas, Bolivia december 11, 2021. Photographer;  Nikolaj KleisslCaranavi Valley 800m., Yungas, Bolivia december 11, 2021. Photographer;  Nikolaj Kleissl

Lineated Woodpecker, Dryocopus lineatus (Linnaeus, 1766) and Roadside Hawk, Rupornis magnirostris (Gmelin, 1788).
Caranavi Valley 800m., Yungas, Bolivia
december 11, 2021. Photographer;  Nikolaj Kleissl

Caranavi Highlands 1200m., Bolivia December 18, 2021. Photographer; Nikolaj KleisslCaranavi Highlands 1200m., Bolivia December 18, 2021. Photographer; Nikolaj KleisslCaranavi Highlands 1200m., Bolivia December 18, 2021. Photographer; Nikolaj KleisslCaranavi Highlands 1200m., Bolivia December 18, 2021. Photographer; Nikolaj Kleissl

Caranavi Highlands 1200m., Bolivia December 18, 2021. Photographer; Nikolaj Kleissl

Shaded-blue Leafwing, Prepona laertes ssp. demodice (Godart, 1824). Caranavi Highlands 1200m., Bolivia December 18, 2021. Photographer; Nikolaj Kleissl

Shaded-blue Leafwing, Prepona laertes ssp. demodice sitting on a roadkill South American Coati, Nasua nasua.
Caranavi Highlands 1200m., Bolivia December 18, 2021. Photographer; Nikolaj Kleissl

Blue-frosted Banner, Catonephele numilia (Cramer, 1775) female. Caranavi Highlands 1200m., Bolivia December 18, 2021. Photographer; Nikolaj KleisslMylon maimon (Fabricius, 1775). Caranavi Highlands 1200m., Bolivia December 18, 2021. Photographer; Nikolaj KleisslCatasticta pinava (E. Doubleday, 1847). Caranavi Highlands 1200m., Bolivia December 18, 2021. Photographer; Nikolaj KleisslTucuti Flasher, Astraptes tucuti (R. Williams, 1927). Caranavi Highlands 1200m., Bolivia December 18, 2021. Photographer; Nikolaj Kleissl

Blue-frosted Banner,
Catonephele numilia
(Cramer, 1775) female.
Caranavi Highlands 1200m., Bolivia December 18, 2021.
Photographer; Nikolaj Kleissl
Mylon maimon
(Fabricius, 1775).
Caranavi Highlands 1200m., Bolivia December 18, 2021.
Photographer; Nikolaj Kleissl
Catasticta pinava
(E. Doubleday, 1847).
Caranavi Highlands 1200m., Bolivia December 18, 2021.
Photographer; Nikolaj Kleissl
Tucuti Flasher, Astraptes tucuti (R. Williams, 1927).
Caranavi Highlands 1200m., Bolivia December 18, 2021.
Photographer; Nikolaj Kleissl

Caranavi Highlands 1200m., Yungas, Bolivia December 18, 2021. Photographer; Nikolaj Kleissl

Sickle-winged Morpho, Morpho rhetenor (Cramer, 1775). Caranavi Valley 800m., Yungas, Bolivia December 23, 2021. Photographer; Nikolaj KleisslSickle-winged Morpho, Morpho rhetenor (Cramer, 1775). Caranavi Valley 800m., Yungas, Bolivia December 23, 2021. Photographer; Nikolaj Kleissl

Sickle-winged MorphoMorpho rhetenor (Cramer, 1775). Caranavi Valley 800m., Yungas, Bolivia December 23, 2021. Photographer; Nikolaj Kleissl

Caranavi Highlands 1200m., Bolivia December 28, 2021. Photographer; Nikolaj KleisslCaranavi Highlands 1200m., Bolivia December 28, 2021. Photographer; Nikolaj Kleissl

Caranavi Highlands 1200m., Yungas, Bolivia December 28, 2021. Photographer; Nikolaj Kleissl

Caranavi Highlands 1200m., Bolivia December 28, 2021. Photographer; Nikolaj KleisslCloud-forest Catone, Catonephele chromis ssp.  chromis (E. Doubleday, 1848). Caranavi Highlands 1200m., Bolivia December 28, 2021. Photographer; Nikolaj KleisslCloud-forest Catone, Catonephele chromis ssp.  chromis (E. Doubleday, 1848). Caranavi Highlands 1200m., Bolivia December 28, 2021. Photographer; Nikolaj Kleissl

Nikon D850 camera with butterflies and Cloud-forest Catone, Catonephele chromis ssp. chromis (E. Doubleday, 1848). 
Caranavi Highlands 1200m., Yungas, Bolivia December 28, 2021. Photographer; Nikolaj Kleissl

Red Blue Shoemaker, Prepona praeneste ssp. buckleyana (Hewitson, 1876).  Caranavi Highlands 1200m., Bolivia December 28, 2021. Photographer; Nikolaj KleisslAnchises cattleheart, Parides anchises ssp. etias (Rothschild & Jordan, 1906). Caranavi Highlands 1200m., Bolivia December 28, 2021. Photographer; Nikolaj KleisslAnchises cattleheart, Parides anchises ssp. etias (Rothschild & Jordan, 1906). Caranavi Highlands 1200m., Bolivia December 28, 2021. Photographer; Nikolaj Kleissl

Red Blue Shoemaker, Prepona praeneste ssp. buckleyana (Hewitson, 1876) and Anchises Cattleheart, Parides anchises ssp. etias (Rothschild & Jordan, 1906). 
Caranavi Highlands 1200m., Yungas, Bolivia December 28, 2021. Photographer; Nikolaj Kleissl

Marbled Morpho, Morpho deidamia ssp. electra (Röber, 1903). Caranavi Highlands 1200m., Bolivia December 30, 2021. Photographer; Nikolaj KleisslMarbled Morpho, Morpho deidamia ssp. electra (Röber, 1903). Caranavi Highlands 1200m., Bolivia December 30, 2021. Photographer; Nikolaj Kleissl

Marbled Morpho, Morpho deidamia ssp. electra (Röber, 1903).
Caranavi Highlands 1200m., Yungas, Bolivia December 30, 2021. Photographer; Nikolaj Kleissl

Chromus Leafwing, Archaeoprepona chromus (Guérin-Ménéville, 1844).  Caranavi Highlands 1000 - 1200m., Bolivia December 30, 2021. Photographer; Nikolaj KleisslChromus Leafwing, Archaeoprepona chromus (Guérin-Ménéville, 1844).  Caranavi Highlands 1000 - 1200m., Bolivia December 30, 2021. Photographer; Nikolaj KleisslOrange-spotted Prepona, Prepona deiphile ssp. xenagoras (Hewitson, 1875).  Caranavi Highlands 1000 - 1200m., Bolivia December 30, 2021. Photographer; Nikolaj Kleissl

Chromus LeafwingArchaeoprepona chromus (Guérin-Ménéville, 1844) and Orange-spotted PreponaPrepona deiphile ssp. xenagoras (Hewitson, 1875).
Caranavi Highlands 1000 - 1200m., Yungas, Bolivia December 30, 2021. Photographer; Nikolaj Kleissl

Caranavi Highlands 1200m., Bolivia December 30, 2021. Photographer; Nikolaj KleisslCaranavi Highlands 1200m., Bolivia December 30, 2021. Photographer; Nikolaj KleisslCaranavi Highlands 1200m., Bolivia December 30, 2021. Photographer; Nikolaj KleisslCaranavi Highlands 1200m., Bolivia December 30, 2021. Photographer; Nikolaj Kleissl

Felder's Firetip, 
Oxynetra semihyalina 
(C. Felder & R. Felder, 1862).
Perisama vitringa ssp. ochreipennis
(A. Butler, 1873).
Gaudy Sister,
Adelpha boreas
(A. Butler, 1866).
Green-headed Sootywing,
Gorgopas chlorocephala
(Herrich-Schäffer, 1870).
Caranavi Highlands 1200m., Yungas, Bolivia December 30, 2021. Photographer; Nikolaj Kleissl

Caranavi Highlands, Yungas, Bolivia January 10, 2022. Photographer; Nikolaj KleisslCaranavi Highlands, Yungas, Bolivia January 10, 2022. Photographer; Nikolaj Kleissl

Caranavi Highlands, Yungas, Bolivia January 10, 2022. Photographer; Nikolaj Kleissl

Origo Groundstreak, Calycopis origo (Godman & Salvin, 1887). Caranavi Highlands, Yungas, Bolivia January 10, 2022. Photographer; Nikolaj Kleissl

Origo Groundstreak, Calycopis origo (Godman & Salvin, 1887).
Caranavi Highlands, Yungas, Bolivia January 10, 2022. Photographer; Nikolaj Kleissl

Adonis Morpho, Morpho marcus ssp. intermedia (Schaller, 1785) male. Quijarro 935 m, Caranavi Valley, Yungas, Bolivia January 23, 2022. Photographer; Nikolaj KleisslAdonis Morpho, Morpho marcus ssp. intermedia (Schaller, 1785) male. Quijarro 935 m, Caranavi Valley, Yungas, Bolivia January 23, 2022. Photographer; Nikolaj Kleissl

Adonis Morpho, Morpho marcus ssp. intermedia (Schaller, 1785) male.
Quijarro 935 m, Caranavi Valley, Yungas, Bolivia January 23, 2022. Photographer; Nikolaj Kleissl

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Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia

Amphibians, reptiles and mammals
by Henrik Bringsøe

First update march 2, 2022

Last update march 3, 2022

Aesculapian False-Coralsnake, Erythrolamprus aesculapii ssp. tetrazona (Jan, 1863).  Rincón del Tigre near Taipiplaya 1350 m., Yungas, Bolivia February 21, 2022. Photographer; Henrik BringsøeAesculapian False-Coralsnake, Erythrolamprus aesculapii ssp. tetrazona (Jan, 1863).  Rincón del Tigre near Taipiplaya 1350 m., Yungas, Bolivia February 21, 2022. Photographer; Henrik BringsøeAesculapian False-Coralsnake, Erythrolamprus aesculapii ssp. tetrazona (Jan, 1863).  Rincón del Tigre near Taipiplaya 1350 m., Yungas, Bolivia February 21, 2022. Photographer; Henrik BringsøeAesculapian False-Coralsnake, Erythrolamprus aesculapii ssp. tetrazona (Jan, 1863).  Rincón del Tigre near Taipiplaya 1350 m., Yungas, Bolivia February 21, 2022. Photographer; Henrik Bringsøe

Aesculapian False Coral Snake, Erythrolamprus aesculapii ssp. tetrazona Jan, 1863.
Rincón del Tigre near Taipiplaya 1350 m., Yungas, Bolivia February 21, 2022. Photographer; Henrik Bringsøe

Aesculapian False Coral Snake in Bolivia

Henrik Bringsøe; On a journey to Bolivia in February 2022, I saw a number of reptiles and amphibians, however, finding such species in Bolivia is difficult and time-consuming. Our base was in Caranavi in the lowlands.
On a trip to the picturesque waterfall Rincón del Tigre near Taipiplaya, in an altitude of approx. 1350 metres, I was fortunate to find a colourful snake which mimics the dangerous coral snakes.

A coral snake or false coral snake.
It is called Aesculapian False Coral Snake, Erythrolamprus aesculapii (Linnaeus, 1758).
It is the Bolivian subspecies Erythrolamprus aesculapii ssp. tetrazona Jan, 1863, which has black rings in groups of four, whereas the black rings appear in pairs in the large South and Central American distribution of the other subspecies of E. aesculapii.

The snout of slightly similar dangerous coral snakes in Bolivia, the species complex of Micrurus lemniscatus (Linnaeus, 1758), is completely black, whereas that of E. aesculapii also contains light elements.
Furthermore, in false coral snakes a loreal scale between the eye and nostril is present. More specifically, the loreal is located between the preoculars and the nasals. A loreal is absent in true coral snakes.
The phenomenon of a harmless species imitating a lethal species is called Batesian mimicry.

The genus Erythrolamprus is rear-fanged and its venom is mild. These snakes are not particularly aggressive and are considered harmless to humans.

Henrik Bringsøe; I recently showed a little video
with this Erythrolamprus aesculapii on facebook

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Rincón del Tigre near Taipiplaya 1350 m., Yungas, Bolivia February 21, 2022. Photographer; Henrik Bringsøe

Rincón del Tigre near Taipiplaya 1350 m., Yungas, Bolivia February 21, 2022. Photographer; Henrik Bringsøe

Tayra, Eira barbara (Linnaeus, 1758). Rincón del Tigre near Taipiplaya 1350 m., Yungas, Bolivia February 21, 2022. Photographer; Henrik BringsøeTayra, Eira barbara (Linnaeus, 1758). Rincón del Tigre near Taipiplaya 1350 m., Yungas, Bolivia February 21, 2022. Photographer; Henrik Bringsøe

Tayra, Eira barbara (Linnaeus, 1758).
Rincón del Tigre near Taipiplaya 1350 m., Yungas, Bolivia February 21, 2022. Photographer; Henrik Bringsøe

Tayra in Bolivia

Henrik Bringsøe; On a path on the edge of the forest I am greeted by an impressive sight in the form of a Tayra, Eira barbara (Linnaeus, 1758), which with its up to 7 kg and 120 cm total length is South America's largest terrestrial marten (otters grow larger).

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Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia

Moths by Peter Møllmann, Nikolaj Kleissl and Henrik Bringsøe

First update november 28, 2021

Last update march 9, 2022

Jungle Dragon, Coronidia leachii (Godart, 1819). Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia  november 27, 20121 Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Jungle Dragon, Coronidia leachii (Godart, 1819) family Sematuridae, subfamily Sematurinae.
Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia 
november 27, 2021 Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Molybdophora concinnularia (Herrich-Schäffer, 1854) family Uraniidae, subfamily Eplpleminae or other species in this genus. Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia december 9, 2021. Photographer;  Peter Møllmann Identification from Dariel Sanabria Q

Molybdophora concinnularia (Herrich-Schäffer, 1854) family Uraniidae, subfamily Eplpleminae or other species in this genus.
Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia
december 9, 2021. Photographer;  Peter Møllmann. Identification from Dariel Sanabria Q

White Witch, Thysania agrippina (Cramer, 1776) male. Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia  november 26, 2021 Photographer; Peter Møllmann

White Witch, Thysania agrippina (Cramer, 1776) male. Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia  november 27, 20121 Photographer; Peter Møllmann

White Witch, Thysania agrippina (Cramer, 1776) male. Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia  november 27, 2021 Photographer; Peter Møllmann

White Witch, Thysania agrippina female no 1. I will try to get some eggs from her. Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia Dec. 2, 2021. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

White Witch, Thysania agrippina female no 1. I will try to get some eggs from her. Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia Dec. 2, 2021. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

White Witch, Thysania agrippina female no 2. Now together with my first female, both in very good condition. Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia Dec. 8, 2021. Photographer; Peter MøllmannWhite Witch, Thysania agrippina female no 2. Now together with my first female, both in very good condition. Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia Dec. 8, 2021. Photographer; Peter MøllmannWhite Witch, Thysania agrippina female no 2. Now together with my first female, both in very good condition. Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia Dec. 8, 2021. Photographer; Peter MøllmannWhite Witch, Thysania agrippina female no 2. Now together with my first female, both in very good condition. Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia Dec. 8, 2021. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

White Witch, Thysania agrippina female no 2. Now together with my first female, both in very good condition. Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia Dec. 8, 2021. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

This morning I found 12 eggs laid by my Thysania agrippina females. Caranavi Bolivia Dec. 16, 2021. Photographer; Gottfried SiebelThis morning I found 12 eggs laid by my Thysania agrippina females. Caranavi Bolivia Dec. 16, 2021. Photographer; Gottfried Siebel and Nikolaj Kleissl

Peter Møllmann: This morning I found 12 eggs laid by my Thysania agrippina females. Caranavi Bolivia Dec. 16, 2021. Photographer; Gottfried Siebel and Nikolaj Kleissl

Thysania agrippina, newly hatched caterpillar. Must be the first ever photo of this species.
Now I will try to find out what it will eat. 3 caterpillar have hatched so far. Size approx. 7-8mm.
Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia
December 22, 2021. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

White Witch, Erebidae from Bolivia

Letis occidua (Linnaeus, 1758). Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia  december 7, 2021. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Letis occidua (Linnaeus, 1758). Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia  december 7, 2021. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Letis buteo (Guenée, 1852) male. Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia  february 9, 2022. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Letis buteo (Guenée, 1852) male. Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia  february 9, 2022. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Letis magna (Gmelin, 1790) female. Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia  january 20, 2022. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Letis magna (Gmelin, 1790) female. Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia  january 20, 2022. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Hemeroblemma opigena (Drury, 1773). Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia  december 10, 2021. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Hemeroblemma opigena (Drury, 1773). Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia  december 10, 2021. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Hemeroblemma opigena (Drury, 1773). Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia  january 5, 2022. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Hemeroblemma opigena (Drury, 1773). Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia  january 5, 2022. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Rothschild's Silk Moth, Rothschildia erycina (Shaw, 1797). Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia  december 6, 2021. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Rothschild's Silk MothRothschildia erycina (Shaw, 1797). Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia  december 6, 2021. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Loxolomia johnsoni (Schaus 1932) female. Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia  december 18, 2021. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Loxolomia johnsoni (Schaus 1932) female. Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia  december 18, 2021. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Pseudodirphia agis (Cramer 1775) family, Saturniidae. Loa 1710m., Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia February 18, 2022. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Pseudodirphia agis (Cramer 1775) family Saturniidae.
Loa 1710m., Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia February 18, 2022. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia  november 27, 20121 Photographer; Peter MøllmannCopaxa decrescens (Walker 1855) and Xylophanes pistacina (Boisduval, 1875). Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia december 1, 2021. Photographer;  Peter Møllmann

Unknown species. Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia  november 27, 2021 Photographer; Peter Møllmann and
Copaxa decrescens (Walker 1855). Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia december 1, 2021. Photographer;  Peter Møllmann

Draconia species. Thyrididae fam. Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia december 6, 2021. Photographer;  Peter MøllmannMaybe a Zale peruncta (Guenée, 1852) family Erebidae. Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia december 5, 2021. Photographer; Peter MøllmannProbably an Elori species; Eloria torrida (Schaus 1910) subfamily Lymantriinae. Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia december 9, 2021. Photographer;  Peter Møllmann

Draconia species. Thyrididae fam. 
Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia
december 6, 2021. Photographer;  Peter Møllmann
Maybe a Zale peruncta (Guenée, 1852) family Erebidae.
Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia
december 5, 2021. Photographer;  Peter Møllmann
Probably an Elori species; Eloria torrida (Schaus 1910) subfamily Lymantriinae.
Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia
december 9, 2021. Photographer;  Peter Møllmann

Florestan Sphinx, Manduca florestan (Cramer, 1782). Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia december 5, 2021. Photographer;  Peter Møllmannand Dupochel's Sphinx, Amphonyx duponcheli (Poey, 1832). Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia december 5, 2021. Photographer;  Peter Møllmann

Florestan Sphinx, Manduca florestan (Cramer, 1782) and Dupochel's Sphinx, Amphonyx duponcheli (Poey, 1832).
Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia
december 5, 2021. Photographer;  Peter Møllmann

Beelzebuth Sphinx,	Cocytius beelzebuth (Boisduval, 1875). Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia december 4, 2021. Photographer;  Peter MøllmannBeelzebuth Sphinx,	Cocytius beelzebuth (Boisduval, 1875). Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia december 4, 2021. Photographer;  Peter Møllmann

Beelzebuth Sphinx, Cocytius beelzebuth (Boisduval, 1875). Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia december 4, 2021. Photographer;  Peter Møllmann

Darwin Hawkmoth, Amphimoea walkeri (Boisduval, 1875). Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia february 7, 2022. Photographer;  Peter MøllmannDarwin Hawkmoth, Amphimoea walkeri (Boisduval, 1875). Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia february 7, 2022. Photographer;  Peter Møllmann

Darwin Hawkmoth, Amphimoea walkeri (Boisduval, 1875). Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia february 7, 2022. Photographer;  Peter Møllmann

Cluentius Sphinx,	Neococytius cluentius (Cramer, 1776). Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia december 4, 2021. Photographer;  Peter MøllmannCluentius Sphinx, Neococytius cluentius (Cramer, 1776). Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia december 4, 2021. Photographer;  Peter Møllmann

Cluentius Sphinx, Neococytius cluentius (Cramer, 1776). Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia december 4, 2021. Photographer;  Peter Møllmann

Adhemarius gannascus (Stoll, 1790). Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia december 6, 2021. Photographer;  Peter MøllmannAdhemarius gannascus (Stoll, 1790). Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia december 6, 2021. Photographer;  Peter Møllmann

Adhemarius gannascus (Stoll, 1790). Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia december 6, 2021. Photographer;  Peter Møllmann

Adhemarius gannascus (Stoll, 1790).  Loa 1710m., Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia February 18, 2022. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Adhemarius gannascus (Stoll, 1790).  Loa 1710m., Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia February 18, 2022. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Peter Møllmann: Adhemarius gannascus? Loa 1710m., Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia feb. 18, 2022.

Ale Borquez: Alguien dijo Adhemarius rostralis!?

Jean Haxaire: Ale Borquez that's a good question....

Peter Møllmann: Jean Haxaire I have no Adhemarius rostralis in the CHECKLIST OF THE SPHINGIDAE OF BOLIVIA I got from you. I did not collect it and have no other photos showing more of this specimen.

Jean Haxaire: Peter Møllmann so far, it is supposed to be a synonym, but I have strong doubt'

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Protambulyx goeldii (Rothschild & Jordan, 1903). Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia december 1, 2021. Photographer;  Peter Møllmann

Protambulyx goeldii (Rothschild & Jordan, 1903). Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia december 1, 2021. Photographer;  Peter Møllmann

Xylophanes fusimacula (Felder, 1874). Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia december 9, 2021. Photographer;  Peter MøllmannXylophanes fusimacula (Felder, 1874). Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia december 9, 2021. Photographer;  Peter MøllmannXylophanes fusimacula (Felder, 1874). Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia december 9, 2021. Photographer;  Peter Møllmann

Xylophanes fusimacula (Felder, 1874). Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia december 9, 2021. Photographer;  Peter Møllmann

Eumorpha phorbas (Felder, 1874). Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia december 21, 2021. Photographer;  Peter MøllmannEumorpha phorbas (Felder, 1874). Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia december 21, 2021. Photographer;  Peter Møllmann

Eumorpha phorbas (Felder, 1874). Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia december 21, 2021. Photographer;  Peter Møllmann

Xylophanes ceratomioides or X. lamontagnei. Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia december 1, 2021. Photographer;  Peter MøllmannXylophanes ceratomioides or X. lamontagnei. Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia december 1, 2021. Photographer;  Peter MøllmannXylophanes pistacina (Boisduval, 1875). Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia december 1, 2021. Photographer;  Peter Møllmann

Xylophanes ceratomioides or X. lamontagnei.
Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia
december 1, 2021.
Photographer; 
Peter Møllmann
ID comments by
Jean Haxaire
Xylophanes pistacina (Boisduval, 1875).
Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia
december 1, 2021.
Photographer; 
Peter Møllmann
ID comments by
Jean Haxaire and Lars Andersen

Xylophanes thyelia (Linnaeus, 1758).  Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia december 7, 2021. Photographer;  Peter MøllmannLibya sphinx, Xylophanes libya (Druce, 1878).  Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia december 5, 2021. Photographer;  Peter MøllmannXylophanes amadis (Stoll, 1782). Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia december 4, 2021. Photographer;  Peter MøllmannPorcus sphinx, Xylophanes porcus (Hübner, 1823). Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia december 4, 2021. Photographer;  Peter Møllmann

Xylophanes thyelia (Linnaeus, 1758).
Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia
december 7, 2021.
Photographer; 
Peter Møllmann
ID comments by
Jean Haxaire
Libya sphinx, Xylophanes libya (Druce, 1878).
Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia
december 5, 2021.
Photographer; 
Peter Møllmann
ID by
Jean Haxaire
Xylophanes amadis (Stoll, 1782).
Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia
december 4, 2021.
Photographer; 
Peter Møllmann
Porcus sphinx, Xylophanes porcus (Hübner, 1823).
Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia
december 4, 2021.
Photographer; 
Peter Møllmann

Oryba kadeni (Schaufuss, 1870) female. Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia  november 27, 20121 Photographer; Peter MøllmannOryba achemenides (Cramer, 1779) female.  Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia  december 4, 20121 Photographer; Peter MøllmannCallionima acuta (Rothschild & Jordan, 1910). Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia december 5, 2021. Photographer;  Peter MøllmannSpangled Sphinx,	Callionima nomius (Walker, 1856). Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia december 4, 2021. Photographer;  Peter Møllmann

Oryba kadeni (Schaufuss, 1870) female.
Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia 
november 27, 2021.
Photographer; 
Peter Møllmann
Oryba achemenides (Cramer, 1779) female.
Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia
december 4, 2021.
Photographer; 
Peter Møllmann
Callionima acuta (Rothschild & Jordan, 1910).
Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia
december 5, 2021. Bolivia
Photographer; 
Peter Møllmann
Spangled Sphinx, Callionima nomius (Walker, 1856).
Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia
december 4, 2021.
Photographer; 
Peter Møllmann

Parce sphinx, Callionima parce (Fabricius, 1775). Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia january 21, 2022. Photographer;  Peter MøllmannXylophanes undata(Rothschild & Jordan, 1903). Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia  january 21, 2022. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Parce sphinx, Callionima parce (Fabricius, 1775).
Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia
january 21, 2022.
Photographer; 
Peter Møllmann
Xylophanes undata(Rothschild & Jordan, 1903).
Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia 
january 21, 2022.
Photographer; 
Peter Møllmann

Xylophanes anubus (Cramer, 1777). Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia  january 22, 2022. Photographer; Peter MøllmannIsognathus menechus (Boisduval, 1875). Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia  january 22, 2022. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Xylophanes anubus (Cramer, 1777).
Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia 
january 22, 2022. ).
Photographer; 
Peter Møllmann
Isognathus menechus (Boisduval, 1875).
Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia 
january 22, 2022. ).
Photographer; 
Peter Møllmann

Walker's Sphinx, Pachylioides resumens (Walker, 1856).  Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia december 12, 2021. Photographer;  Peter MøllmannGaudy Hawkmoth,	Eumorpha capronnieri (Boisduval, 1875). Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia  november 29, 2021 Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Walker's Sphinx, Pachylioides resumens (Walker, 1856).
Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia
december 12, 2021.
Photographer; 
Peter Møllmann
Gaudy Hawkmoth, Eumorpha capronnieri (Boisduval, 1875).
Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia 
november 29, 2021.
Photographer; 
Peter Møllmann

Striped Vine Sphinx, Eumorpha vitis (Linnaeus, 1758). Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia december 4, 2021. Photographer;  Peter Møllmann

Striped Vine Sphinx, Eumorpha vitis (Linnaeus, 1758).
Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia
december 4, 2021. Photographer;  Peter Møllmann

Eumorpha triangulum (Rothschild & Jordan 1903) female. Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia  january 27, 2022. ). Photographer; Peter Møllmann ID by Jean Haxaire.

Eumorpha triangulum (Rothschild & Jordan 1903) female.
Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia 
january 27, 2022. Photographer; Peter Møllmann.
ID by Jean Haxaire.

Snake Mimic Sphinx, Hemeroplanes triptolemus (Cramer, 1779). Rio Broncini, Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia  January 17, 2022. Photographer; Henrik BringsøeSnake Mimic Sphinx, Hemeroplanes triptolemus (Cramer, 1779). Rio Broncini, Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia  January 17, 2022. Photographer; Henrik Bringsøe

Snake Mimic Sphinx, Hemeroplanes triptolemus (Cramer, 1779). Rio Broncini, Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia  January 17, 2022. Photographer; Henrik Bringsøe

A particularly distinctive mimicry of a snake involves the Snake Mimic Sphinx, Hemeroplanes triptolemus (Cramer, 1779) which mimics especially palm pitvipers, the genus Bothriechis. But it is a generalised mimicry which most probably also pertains to many other serpents.
Is found in tropical America from Costa Rica to northern Argentina.

In its larval form, the Hemeroplanes triptolemus is capable of expanding its anterior body segments to give it the appearance of a snake, complete with eye patches. This snake mimicry extends even to the point where it will harmlessly strike at potential predators as birds, reptiles and amphibians.

The larva lives on
Mesechites trifida in dogbane, Apocynaceae familie.

Watch film with snake mimic sphinx larva by Nikolaj Kleissl on facebook group
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Skal danske dagsommerfugle fredes?".

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Tiger Moth

january 6, 2022

Iridescent Tiger, Hypocrita plagifera (C. & R. Felder, 1862). Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia November 14, 2021. Photographer;  Peter MøllmannTiger Moth, Chetone ithrana (Butler, 1871). Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia  January 5, 2022. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Iridescent Tiger, Hypocrita plagifera (C. & R. Felder, 1862).
Caranavi, Yungas,
Bolivia November 14, 2021.
Photographer; 
Peter Møllmann
Tiger Moth, Chetone ithrana (Butler, 1871).
Caranavi, Yungas,
Bolivia  January 5, 2022.
Photographer; 
Peter Møllmann

Cahurel-entomologie
Tiger Moth, Tribe: Pericopini, subfamily: Arctiinae, family: Erebidae.

Phaloe cruenta (Hübner, 1823). Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia  February 2, 2022. Photographer; Peter Møllmann ID by Tiago Barbosa.Hyperthaema sanguineata (Walker 1865). Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia  February 4, 2022. Photographer; Peter Møllmann. ID by James Adams.

Phaloe cruenta (Hübner, 1823).
Caranavi, Yungas,
Bolivia  February 2, 2022.
Photographer; 
Peter Møllmann.
ID by Tiago Barbosa.
Hyperthaema sanguineata (Walker 1865).
Caranavi, Yungas,
Bolivia  February 4, 2022.
Photographer; 
Peter Møllmann.
ID by James Adams.

Prochoerodes species. Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia  February 9, 2022. Photographer; Peter Møllmann.

Prochoerodes species, subfamily Ennominae, family Geometridae.
Caranavi, Yungas,
Bolivia  February 9, 2022. Photographer; Peter Møllmann.

Gonora paphia (Druce 1893), subfamily Ennominae, family Geometridae. Rio Broncini 585 m., Caranavi Valley, Yungas, Bolivia February 21, 2022. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Gonora paphia (Druce 1893), subfamily Ennominae, family Geometridae.
Rio Broncini 585 m., Caranavi Valley, Yungas, Bolivia February 21, 2022. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

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