Tarricina Longwing Butterfly
Common Name: Tarricina Longwing
Scientific Name: Tithorea Tarricina
Wingspan: 75–80 millimetres (3.0–3.1 in)
Location: Mexico & Central and South America
The Tarricina Longwing is a species of butterflies belonging to the Nymphalidae family. The pattern of the wings is quite variable. Usually the dorsal sides of the forewings are black with white spots, while the hindwings are orange with black margins. The underside are similar, with many small white spots along the black margins. The antennae are black. The beautiful chrysalides are completely golden. It can be found at the edges of forested areas in lowlands and mountain slopes, at an elevation up to 1,500 metres (4,900 ft) above sea level.
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