wingspan : 77 mm

until very recently the taxonomy of Prepona laertes made no sense ; but a new review by Dayana Bonfantti (Universidade Federal do Paraná - Fevereiro 2014) seems to clarify things.

this butterfly is Prepona laertes (no subspecies), a species that flies from Costa Rica to Argentina and the Guyanas.

this record from Lita seems to be the first one West of the Andes ; it requires further confirmation.

the picture below, taken in 2021 by David Geale near Pedro Vicente Maldonado, is a confirmation.

Prepona laertes cerca de Pedro Vicente Maldonado
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