Ello Sphinx (Erinnyis ello)

Most of the daytime (diurnal) butterflies were either hard to get close to, were restlessly fluttering around never to settle down more than a blink of an eye, or never opened their wings when resting. With only two days on Roraima, I simply didn’t have time to be patiently waiting for the right moment.

When I finally got the opportunity the ello Sphinx (Erinnyis ello) was in such an awkward position, that I really didn’t get a decent shot.

Ello Sphinx (Erinnyis ello)

Ello Sphinx (Erinnyis ello)

It must have been disturbed, as it was not camuflaged for sitting in a tall Bonnetia roraimae shrub – it was visible from far away as it’s a large insect.

Last updated on 2 July 2024