I am new to this forum. I collect butterflies, but only ones I have caught myself. I get many opportunities to go all over the world due to my work. I don't normally go on forums, but I felt like I had to show this one off.
Incredible ! The catch of anyone's lifetime. A bi-lateral gynandromorph wild caught is equivalent to seeing up close the proverbial white buffalo or unicorn. Don't ever sell it for the love or need of money; you have a personal attachment that very few can ever speak of. Enjoy your very rare gift as long as possible.
I worry that I will have an earthquake, and it will get damaged.
I did see this buttery a few day before I caught it, it was flying very hi, chasing other males (like a male would, more male genes). I told people about it at work, but after looking it up on-line, I started thinking I did not really see one, then I caught it two days later in the same place I first seen it. It was a very good day. And on that day, I took about 4 other people out with me (most of the time, I am by my self), so it was nice to have witnesses.
I caught the butterfly on October 01, 2016 in French Guiana, 6.5 miles south east of Sinnamary (5.298305, -52.923044). The land is owned by C.S.G., and I had their permission to be there, being that I am one of their customers. Back in 2015, they put some of the butterflies I caught on their web site.