Jeff's Photos of Butterflies of Colombia

by Jeffrey S. Pippen | Jeff's Peru Butterflies Page | Jeff's Butterflies Page | Jeff's Nature Page

Below are photos of butterflies I shot while Laura and I trekked around Colombia for three weeks June-July 2017. Identifications are based upon my perusal of resources including Butterflies of America website, A Swift Guide to the Butterflies of Mexico and Central America, and various other books and websites. Special thanks to Kim Garwood and James Adams for taxonomic and identification discussions! Please email me at jeffpippen9@gmail.com with any additional identification thoughts. Depending upon the day, photos were shot with a Canon eos 60d, Canon PowerShot sx60, or an iPhone 6. Enjoy!

Photos are arranged roughly in phylogenetic order following the Butterflies of America site as of July 2017. I saw no swallowtails the entire trip.

Whites and Sulphurs (Pieridae)

#5051
probably Mountain White (AKA Common Greeneyed-White) (Leptophobia aripa)
Salento area, Quindio, Colombia
21 June 2017

#5400
probably Helena White (Leptophobia helena)
Cocora Valley, Quindio, Colombia
22 June 2017

#7356
probably Eleusis White (Leptophobia eleusis)
Jardin, Antioquia, Colombia
27 June 2017

#5639
Tropical Yellow (Eurema xantochlora)
Quindio Botanical Garden, Calarca, Colombia
20 June 2017
#5823
Tropical Yellow (Eurema xantochlora)
Yellow-eared Parrot Reserve, Jardin, Antioquia, Colombia
26 June 2017

#5130
probably Banded Yellow (E. elathea)
Salento area, Quindio, Colombia
21 June 2017

#5082
probably Sisamnus Dartwhite (Catasticta sisamnus)
Salento area, Quindio, Colombia
21 June 2017
#5171
probably Sisamnus Dartwhite (Catasticta sisamnus)
Salento area, Quindio, Colombia
21 June 2017

#7409
probably Ctemene Dartwhite (Catasticta ctemene)
Jardin, Antioquia, Colomobia
27 June 2017

#5646
probably Dismorphia crisia
Quindio Botanical Garden, Calarca, Colombia
20 June 2017
#5760
probably Dismorphia crisia
Quindio Botanical Garden, Calarca, Colombia
20 June 2017

#5765
probably Dismorphia crisia
Quindio Botanical Garden, Calarca, Colombia
20 June 2017

Hairstreaks and Blues (Lycaenidae)

#5648
probably Auda Hairstreak (Johnsonita auda)
Rio Blanco Reserve, Manizales, Caldas, Colombia
24 June 2017

#5679
Micandra sp. hairstreak
Rio Blanco Reserve, Manizales, Caldas, Colombia
24 June 2017
#5975
Christina Hairstrea (Timaeta christina)
Rio Blanco Reserve, Manizales, Caldas, Colombia
24 June 2017

B
#5163
Eastern Tailed-Blue (Cupido comyntas)
Salento area, Quindio, Colombia
21 June 2017

Metalmarks (Riodinidae)

#5093
probably Icare Eyemark (Leucochimona icare)
Salento area, Quindio, Colombia
21 June 2017

#7368
Chama Metalmark (Amphiselenis chama)
Jardin, Antioquia, Colombia
27 June 2017

#6198
probably Black-topped Euselasia (Euselasia bettina)
Yellow-eared Parrot Reserve, Jardin, Antioquia, Colombia
26 June 2017

#5812
Bellona Metalmark (Necyria bellona)
Jardin, Antioquia, Colombia
26 June 2017

Clearwing and Tigerwing Brushfoots (Nymphalidae > Danainae > Ithomiini)

#5786
Cream-spotted Tigerwing (Tithorea terricina)
Quindio Botanical Garden, Calarca, Colombia
20 June 2017

#5738
Celemia Clearwing (Ithomia celemia lurida)
Quindio Botanical Garden, Calarca, Colombia
20 June 2017

#5662
Dercyllidas Clearwing (Patricia dercyllidas)
Rio Blanco Reserve, Manizales, Caldas, Colombia
24 June 2017

#5709
Zelica Clearwing (Oleria zelica)
Quindio Botanical Garden, Calarca, Colombia
20 June 2017

#5750
Zelica Clearwing (Oleria zelica)
Quindio Botanical Garden, Calarca, Colombia
20 June 2017

#5685
Andromica Clearwing (Greta andromica)
Quindio Botanical Garden, Calarca, Colombia
20 June 2017

#5745
Andromica Clearwing (Greta androm1ca)
Quindio Botanical Garden, Calarca, Colombia
20 June 2017

#5623
Libethris Clearwing (Greta libethris)
Quindio Botanical Garden, Calarca, Colombia
20 June 2017

Altinotes and Actinotes (Nymphalidae > Heliconiinae > Acraeini)

#5815
Latrielle's Altinote, Stratonice Altinote (Altinote stratonice)
Yellow-eared Parrot Reserve, Jardin, Antioquia, Colombia
26 June 2017

#6321
Godart's Altinote (Altinote ozomene)
Parque Arvi, Manizales, Colombia
29 June 2017

#5804
Godart's Altinote (Altinote ozomene)
Jardin, Antioquia, Colombia
26 June 2017

#5829
Pink-bodied Altinote (Altinote neleus)
Yellow-eared Parrot Reserve, Jardin, Antioquia, Colombia
26 June 2017

#6278
unidentifed altinote
Parque Arvi, Manizales, Colombia
29 June 2017

Longwings (Nymphalidae > Heliconiinae > Heliconiini)

#6498
Gulf Fritillary (Agraulis vanillae vanillae)
Cartagena, Colombia
3 July 2017

#5136
Mexican Silverspot (Dione moneta)
Salento area, Quindio, Colombia
21 June 2017

#5726
White-edged Longwing (Heliconius eleuchia)
Quindio Botanical Garden, Calarca, Colombia
20 June 2017

#6282
Clysonymus Longwing (Heliconius clysonymus)
Parque Arvi, Manizales, Colombia
29 June 2017

#5649
Vibilia Longwing (Eueides vibilia)
Quindio Botanical Garden, Calarca, Colombia
20 June 2017

Sisters (Nymphalidae > Limenitidinae)

#6363
Salus Sister (Adelpha salus)
Finca Alejandria at Km 18 above Cali, Colombia
16 June 2017

#5439
probably Corcyra Sister (Adelpha corcyra)
Cocora Valley, Quindio, Colombia
22 June 2017

Banners, Purplewings, Bluewings, Sailors, Eighty-eights, Persiamas (Nymphalidae > Biblidinae)

#5053
Neglected Eighty-eight (Diaethria neglecta)
Salento area, Quindio, Colombia
21 June 2017

Several similar species occur in Colombia


#5208
Widespread Eighty-eight (Diaethria clymena)
Salento area, Quindio, Colombia
21 June 2017

#6307
Humboldt's Perisama (Perisama humboldtii)
Parque Arvi, Manizales, Colombia
29 June 2017

#5423
Oppel perisama (Perisama oppelii)
Cocora Valley, Quindio, Colombia
22 June 2017

#5448
Bompland Perisama (Perisama bomplandii)
Cocora Valley, Quindio, Colombia
22 June 2017

#5969
Bompland Perisama (Perisama bomplandii)
Rio Blanco Reserve, Manizales, Caldas, Colombia
24 June 2017

#5803
Bompland Perisama (Perisama bomplandii)
Yellow-eared Parrot Reserve, Jardin, Antioquia, Colombia
26 June 2017

Daggerwings (Nymphalidae > Cyrestiinae)

#7441
Orange Daggerwing (Marpesia berania), female
Jardin, Antioquia, Colombia
27 June 2017

#5118
Orange Daggerwing (Marpesia berania), male
Salento area, Quindio, Colombia
21 June 2017

Mapwings, Ladies, Anglewings (Nymphalidae > Nymphalinae > Nymphalini)

#5431
Reddish Mapwing (Hypanartia kefersteini)
Cocora Valley, Quindio, Colombia
22 June 2017

#5173
Brazilian Lady (Vanessa braziliensis)
Salento area, Quindio, Colombia
21 June 2017

Peacocks, Pages (Nymphalidae > Nymphalinae > Victorinini)

#5127
White Peacock (Anartia jatrophae)
Salento area, Quindio, Colombia
21 June 2017
#5166
White Peacock (Anartia jatrophae)
Salento area, Quindio, Colombia
21 June 2017

#5144
Red Peacock (Anartia amathea)
Salento area, Quindio, Colombia
21 June 2017
#5112
Red Peacock (Anartia amathea)
Salento area, Quindio, Colombia
21 June 2017
#5183
Red Peacock (Anartia amathea)
Salento area, Quindio, Colombia
21 June 2017

#5768
Rusty-tipped Page (Siproeta epaphus)
Quindio Botanical Garden, Calarca, Colombia
20 June 2017
#5199
Rusty-tipped Page (Siproeta epaphus)
Salento area, Quindio, Colombia
21 June 2017

Checkerspots, Crescents (Nymphalidae > Nymphalinae > Melitaeini)

#5764
Fellula Crescent (Janatell fellula)
Quindio Botanical Garden, Calarca, Colombia
20 June 2017
#5411
Exclamation Crescent (Gnathotriche exclamationis)
Cocora Valley, Quindio, Colombia
22 June 2017

#5410
Judith's Crescent (Podotricha judith)
Cocora Valley, Quindio, Colombia
22 June 2017

#7385
Serpia Crescent (Tegosa serpia)
Jardin, Antioquia, Colombia
27 June 2017
#7407
Serpia Crescent (Tegosa serpia)
Jardin, Antioquia, Colombia
27 June 2017

#5643
Orange-patched Crescent (Anthanassa drusilla)
Some classify this as Phyciodes drusilla
Quindio Botanical Garden, Calarca, Colombia
20 June 2017
#5762
Orange-patched Crescent (Anthanassa drusilla)
Some classify this as Phyciodes drusilla
Quindio Botanical Garden, Calarca, Colombia
20 June 2017

Leafwings (Nymphalidae > Charaxiinae)

#5120
Cindy's Leafwing, Nessus Leafwing (Fountainea nessus)
Salento area, Quindio, Colombia
21 June 2017

Morphos (Nymphalidae > Satyrinae > Morphini)

#5607
Sulkowsky's Morpho (Morpho sulkowskyi)
Rio Blanco Reserve, Manizales, Caldas, Colombia
24 June 2017

Satyrs (Nymphalidae > Satyrinae > Satyrini)


#5738
unidentified (Pedaliodes) satyr
Rio Blanco Reserve, Manizales, Caldas, Colombia
24 June 2017
#6085
unidentifed satyr (Pronophila sp.?)
Yellow-eared Parrot Reserve, Jardin, Antioquia, Colombia
26 June 2017

#5073
Epidipnis Satyr (Pronophila epidipnis)
Salento area, Quindio, Colombia
21 June 2017

#5961
Orcus Satyr (Pronophila orcus)
Rio Blanco Reserve, Manizales, Caldas, Colombia
24 June 2017

#5809
Enyo Falcon (Corades enyo)
Rio Blanco Reserve, Manizales, Caldas, Colombia
24 June 2017

#5707
unidentifed daedalma (Daedalma sp.)
Rio Blanco Reserve, Manizales, Caldas, Colombia
24 June 2017

#5095
Puerta Satyr (Oxeoschistus puerta)
Salento area, Quindio, Colombia
21 June 2017
#5639
unidentifed satyr
Rio Blanco Reserve, Manizales, Caldas, Colombia
24 June 2017

#6133
Prosymna Satyr (Lasiophila prosymna)
Yellow-eared Parrot Reserve, Jardin, Antioquia, Colombia
26 June 2017

#5750
Prosymna Satyr (Lasiophila prosymna)
Rio Blanco Reserve, Manizales, Caldas, Colombia
24 June 2017

#5655
Prosymna Satyr (Lasiophila prosymna)
Rio Blanco Reserve, Manizales, Caldas, Colombia
24 June 2017

#5660
Prosymna Satyr (Lasiophila prosymna)
Rio Blanco Reserve, Manizales, Caldas, Colombia
24 June 2017
#5686
Prosymna Satyr (Lasiophila prosymna)
Rio Blanco Reserve, Manizales, Caldas, Colombia
24 June 2017

#5782
unidentifed eretris satyr (Eretris sp.)
Rio Blanco Reserve, Manizales, Caldas, Colombia
24 June 2017

#6288
unidentified eretris satyr (Eretris sp.)
Parque Arvi, Manizales, Colombia
29 June 2017

#5716
unidentifed eretris satyr (Eretris sp.)
Rio Blanco Reserve, Manizales, Caldas, Colombia
24 June 2017

#5133
unidentified satyr (Manerebia sp.)
Cocora Valley, Quindio, Colombia
22 June 2017

Very similar in habit, habitat, and size to the North American Common Alpine (Erebia epipsodea)


#5263
unidentified alpine (Manerebia sp.)
Cocora Valley, Quindio, Colombia
22 June 2017

#5257
unidentified satyr, perhaps (Manerebia sp.)
Cocora Valley, Quindio, Colombia
22 June 2017
#5255
unidentified satyr, perhaps (Manerebia sp.)
Cocora Valley, Quindio, Colombia
22 June 2017

#5701
Manerebia sp. satyr
Rio Blanco Reserve, Manizales, Caldas, Colombia
24 June 2017

#5443
White-banded Mountain-Satyr (Lymanopoda albocincta)
Cocora Valley, Quindio, Colombia
22 June 2017

#5710
Dietz's Satyr (Lymanopoda dietzi) or Obsolete Satyr (L. obsoleta)
Rio Blanco Reserve, Manizales, Caldas, Colombia
24 June 2017
#5723
Dietz's Satyr (Lymanopoda dietzi) or Obsolete Satyr (L. obsoleta)
Rio Blanco Reserve, Manizales, Caldas, Colombia
24 June 2017

#5690
Dietz's Satyr (Lymanopoda dietzi) or Obsolete Satyr (L. obsoleta)
Rio Blanco Reserve, Manizales, Caldas, Colombia
24 June 2017
#5703
Dietz's Satyr (Lymanopoda dietzi) or Obsolete Satyr (L. obsoleta)
Rio Blanco Reserve, Manizales, Caldas, Colombia
24 June 2017

#5695
unidentified Pedaliodes satyr
Quindio Botanical Garden, Calarca, Colombia
20 June 2017
#5736
Manic Satyr (Pedaliodes manis) satyr
Quindio Botanical Garden, Calarca, Colombia
20 June 2017

#5786
Peucestas Satyr (Pedaliodes peucestas)
Rio Blanco Reserve, Manizales, Caldas, Colombia
24 June 2017

#5648
Plain Satyr (Cissia pompilia)
Quindio Botanical Garden, Calarca, Colombia
20 June 2017
#5069
Plain Satyr (Cissia pompilia)
Salento area, Quindio, Colombia
21 June 2017

#5191
perhaps Hermes Satyr (Hermeuptychia hermes)
Salento area, Quindio, Colombia
21 June 2017
#5194
perhaps Hermes Satyr (Hermeuptychia hermes)
Salento area, Quindio, Colombia
21 June 2017

#5088
Typhla Satyr (Oressinoma typhla)
Salento area, Quindio, Colombia
21 June 2017

Mated pair; photo rotated 90 degrees


#7432
Typhla Satyr (Oressinoma typhla)
Jardin, Antioquia, Colombia

#5673
White Satyr (Pareuptychia ocirrhoe)
Quindio Botanical Garden, Calarca, Colombia
20 June 2017
#5693
White Satyr (Pareuptychia ocirrhoe)
Quindio Botanical Garden, Calarca, Colombia
20 June 2017
#5788
White Satyr (Pareuptychia ocirrhoe)
Quindio Botanical Garden, Calarca, Colombia
20 June 2017

#5653
White-lined Satyr (Parataygetis lineata)
Quindio Botanical Garden, Calarca, Colombia
20 June 2017
#5667
White-lined Satyr (Parataygetis lineata)
Quindio Botanical Garden, Calarca, Colombia
20 June 2017

#5677
White-lined Satyr (Parataygetis lineata)
Quindio Botanical Garden, Calarca, Colombia
20 June 2017

#5634
White-dotted Satyr (Forsterinaria neonympha)
Quindio Botanical Garden, Calarca, Colombia
20 June 2017
#5663
White-dotted Satyr (Forsterinaria neonympha)
Quindio Botanical Garden, Calarca, Colombia
20 June 2017

#5661
White-dotted Satyr (Forsterinaria neonympha)
Quindio Botanical Garden, Calarca, Colombia
20 June 2017
#5675
White-dotted Satyr (Forsterinaria neonympha)
Quindio Botanical Garden, Calarca, Colombia
20 June 2017

#5284
unidentified satyr
Cocora Valley, Quindio, Colombia
22 June 2017

#5267
unidentified satyr
Cocora Valley, Quindio, Colombia
22 June 2017
#5265
unidentified satyr
Cocora Valley, Quindio, Colombia
22 June 2017

#5259
unidentified satyr
Cocora Valley, Quindio, Colombia
22 June 2017

Skippers (Hesperiidae)


#7417
Teleus Longtail (Urbanus teleus)
Jardin, Antioquia, Colombia
27 June 2017

#5977
unidentifed skipper
Rio Blanco Reserve, Manizales, Caldas, Colombia
24 June 2017

#5751
Purple-stained Skipper (Zenis jebus)
Quindio Botanical Garden, Calarca, Colombia
20 June 2017

#5181
Tropical Checkered-Skipper (Pyrgus oileus)
Salento area, Quindio, Colombia
21 June 2017

#5401
Agothocles Skipperling (Dalla agothocles) or related
Cocora Valley, Quindio, Colombia
22 June 2017

#5403
Agothocles Skipperling (Dalla agothocles) or related
Cocora Valley, Quindio, Colombia
22 June 2017
#5390
Agothocles Skipperling (Dalla agothocles) or related
Cocora Valley, Quindio, Colombia
22 June 2017

#5406
Agothocles Skipperling (Dalla agothocles) or related
Cocora Valley, Quindio, Colombia
22 June 2017

#5414
Miser Skipperling (Dalla miser)
Cocora Valley, Quindio, Colombia
22 June 2017

#5459
Dimidiatus Skipperling (Dalla dimidiatus)
Cocora Valley, Quindio, Colombia
22 June 2017

#5698
unidentified skipper
Rio Blanco Reserve, Manizales, Caldas, Colombia
22 June 2017

#5187
unidentified skipper
Salento area, Quindio, Colombia
21 June 2017

#5178
probably Fawn-spotted Skipper (Cymaenes trebius)
Salento area, Quindio, Colombia
21 June 2017

#5108
probably Fawn-spotted Skipper (Cymaenes trebius)
Salento area, Quindio, Colombia
21 June 2017
#5157
probably Fawn-spotted Skipper (Cymaenes trebius)
Salento area, Quindio, Colombia
21 June 2017

#7414
probably Apella Skipper (Racta apella)
Jardin, Antioquia, Colombia
27 June 2017
#7410
probably Apella Skipper (Racta apella)
Jardin, Antioquia, Colombia
27 June 2017

#7376
Silver-plated Skipper (Vettius coryna)
Jardin, Antioquia, Colombia
27 June 2017

#7362
unidentified skipper
Jardin, Antioquia, Colombia
27 June 2017

#7353
unidentified skipper
Jardin, Antioquia, Colombia
27 June 2017
#7343
unidentified skipper
Jardin, Antioquia, Colombia
27 June 2017

#5651
unidentified skipper
Quindio Botanical Garden, Calarca, Colombia
20 June 2017
#5100
Delicate Skipper (Apaustus gracilis)
Salento area, Quindio, Colombia
21 June 2017

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