Saturday, February 3, 2018

Brilliant Greenmark

This Brilliant Greenmark (Caria mantinea) is the most stunning butterfly I have ever seen. The genus is said to be common but elusive (Learn About Butterflies). Adults are usually found in rainforest canopies. Sunny days often bring them lower, even to feed on the ground. Various species of the geus are found from Central to South America. We found this butterfly along the roadside near a small stream as we took an afternoon drive from the Arenal Observatory Lodge on 10 July 2017.

No comments:

Post a Comment