Godart's Numberwing (Catagramma pygas)

I only saw this once – at least with wings open. Most I saw of this species had their wings closed, thus I only saw the underside of the wing (ventral). Usually butterflies are rather dull colorwise on the underside, but this species caught my eyes due to their very colorful underside.

Unfortunately I didn’t get the opportunity to photograph its underside, and thus species identification is difficult. Perhaps this species’s behavior is different from the others, as they seemed determined to sit only with wings closed.

Thanks to Kim Garwood!

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Last updated on 11 April 2023