wingspan : 29/35 mm

we saw this Hermeuptychia sp from la Bonita down to the far South of the country, and, more specifically, on several spots in Napo and Sucumbios, between 1500 and more than 2000 meters.

it is a rather common butterfly, but this morphotype 2 (see is not illustrated at all on ButterfliesofAmerica ?

on BoA the only species that would match this morphotype 2 would be H. harmonia, but :
        - there are obvious differences between harmonia and our morphotype 2 (see new facts page),
        - and, to our knowledge, harmonia would only fly West of the Andes where it is rather common (see

could it be that H. harmonia flies on both sides of the Andes with two clearly distinct ssp ?

Hermeuptychia sp (hembra) cerca de Cosanga
Hermeuptychia sp cerca de Cosanga
Hermeuptychia sp a Papallacta
Hermeuptychia sp al Sur de Baeza
Hermeuptychia sp a Wildsumaco
Hermeuptychia sp cerca de Borja
Hermeuptychia sp al río Quijos
Hermeuptychia sp a Borja
Hermeuptychia sp cerca de Baeza

first row : Hermeuptychia morphotype 2, East of the Andes,

second row : Hermeuptychia harmonia, West of the Andes.

specimen # 4, very small (29 mm instead of 33/35 mm), and collected at the beginning of the Loreto road, could be something else ?

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