Nessaea aglaura butterfly

Neon lights. The top wings of this Nymphalid have two electric blue bands that shine like neon lights in the tropical sun. The hindwing has a similarly bright orange blotch that can just be made out in the above picture. This species is closely related to Catanophele.

Name: Nessaea

Latin: Nessaea aglaura

Family: Brush-foot

Origin: Tropical America

Food plant: Stinging Nettles

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