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Black Clearwing butterfly, Tatama National Park, Colombia I'm not completely sure about the species. Most promising candidate so far is Oleria amalda. It matches the black outline of the wings, orange higlights (somewhat) and the range is correct. Cerro Montezuma,Choco,Chocó,Colombia,Colombia Choco & Pacific region,Montezuma,South America,Tatama National Park,Tatamá National Park,World Click/tap to enlarge

Black Clearwing butterfly, Tatama National Park, Colombia

I'm not completely sure about the species. Most promising candidate so far is Oleria amalda. It matches the black outline of the wings, orange higlights (somewhat) and the range is correct.

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  1. Glasswing butterflies are so gorgeous and unique! Posted 6 months ago
    1. I agree! The first time I saw one it blew my mind. I even thought it was a singular species, only later did I learn there's many. Colombia alone has dozens of species of them. Posted 6 months ago
      1. Amazing- I had no idea that there were so many kinds! Posted 6 months ago
        1. If you'd like to have a visual look at butterfly diversity, check out this awful website:
          http://www.neotropicalbutterflies.com/colombiapdf/PDFs/

          ...which has some of the best butterfly checklists I've ever seen :)
          PDF13 covers the area I visited, but each of those files is a jewel.
          Posted 6 months ago
          1. That is mind-blowing diversity! Posted 6 months ago

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Uploaded Feb 9, 2018. Captured Oct 19, 2017 09:28.
  • NIKON D850
  • f/8.0
  • 1/400s
  • ISO720
  • 550mm