Colobura dirce (True Brushfoot sp.)


This butterfly is commonly encountered within shady forest. They habitually sit on the tree trunks in a head downwards posture with the wings held erect, at a height of about 2 metres, to imbibe sap and moisture from mosses or crevices in the bark.

This is the subspecies Colobura dirce wolcotti which occurs on the Greater Antilles (Jamaica, Cuba, Hispaniola, Puerto Rico).

Tamarind Great House B&B garden, Saint Mary, Oracabessa, Jamaica, 21 January 2018

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