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Sunset Daggerwing
This beautiful butterfly, commonly known as Sunset Daggerwing, is scientifically named Marpesia furcula violetta (Nymphalidae).
Daggerwings are similar in wing shape to Swordtails and Swallowtails (Papilionidae), but the latter have 6 legs whereas Marpesia and all other Nymphalidae genera have only 4 legs.
The distribution of this subspecies is restricted to Western Ecuador (Chimbo).
References: [1] - [2]
Photo credit: ©Andreas Kay Locality: Ecuador

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Sunset Daggerwing

This beautiful butterfly, commonly known as Sunset Daggerwing, is scientifically named Marpesia furcula violetta (Nymphalidae).

Daggerwings are similar in wing shape to Swordtails and Swallowtails (Papilionidae), but the latter have 6 legs whereas Marpesia and all other Nymphalidae genera have only 4 legs.

The distribution of this subspecies is restricted to Western Ecuador (Chimbo).

References: [1] - [2]

Photo credit: ©Andreas Kay
Locality: Ecuador