Male

Female

 

wingspan : 21/25 mm


Dalla cypselus collected at el Retiro, Tinguichaca and near Guarumales ; identified by Bernard Hermier.


Dalla cypselus flies from Colombia down to Bolivia :
     - in Colombia we have D. c. cypselus, with the patch on the HW medium sized and yellow,
     - while in Bolivia we have D. c. evages with big orange patches.


we have noted that specimens from Ecuador - as well as those from Peru - are intermediate between the two ssp ; hence, maybe, we have no subspecies at all, but a clinal variation from North to South ?


remark : Bernard Hermier and ourselves consider that butterflies known as Dalla dora are nothing but Dalla cypselus.

Dalla cypselus cerca de Guarumales
Dalla cypselus cerca de Guarumales
Dalla cypselus en el valle del río Paute
Dalla cypselus en el valle del río Paute
Dalla cypselus cerca de Guarumales

the HW yellow patch can be almost round, or elongated, or comma-shaped.

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