De rerum: an acknowlegement and explanation.
INDEX: Linnaean

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Cupidopsis jobates

The Tailed Meadow Blue: The genus was established by Karsch in 1895 and consists of only two spp. - this and C. cissus. I'm sure this butterfly inspired Karsch to call the genus Cupidopsis -  literally "looking like Cupid" - from its glorious golden bow of the underside hind-wing lunules and the two arrow like tails.
See also C. cissus.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Magnificent photos! What amazing little winged creatures they are! Warm greetings! Gav & Val

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