Just back from Colombia (Amazonas, Putumayo, Choco). Some first pictures among many others:
- Morpho hecuba werneri - Heraclides androgeus epidaurus - Agrias claudina lugens - Cerambycidae, male (the female picture will come later !). ID welcomed ! All from Putumayo, around Mocoa. - Panacea prola prola from Puerto Narino (Amazonas)
The Papilio androgeus must be ssp. androgeus if it comes from Putumayo. Subspecies epidaurus occurs on the Pacific coast, northern Colombia, and the central Magdalena valley running down from the north, but Putumayo is in the far south, east of the Andes. The fauna there is Amazonian.
Right ! It's the amazonian fauna in Putumayo with Heraclides androgeus androgeus (Cramer, 1775). Many thanks for the correction! As for Papilionidae, I also have photos of thoas (so common!) And various Parides flying but poor quality.
Here are photos from a rather rare butterfly : Memphis anna elina (Staudinger, 1897), also near Mocoa in the Putumayo (same spot than the Agrias claudina). Photos by my friend Daniel Jaramillo, the one who holds on the fingertip the Morpho hecuba werneri. Needless to say, this butterfly so friendly was not molested!
Here a picture of the Batus barbicornis female and another of the two (female and male). And because the photos were shouted on the exact same location and moment, two others pictures of the Agrias claudina lugens.