Agathina Emperor Butterfly Iguazu Falls Argentine side MG_9891

Males of this medium sized butterfly reflect a brilliant purple iridescence from the upper side wings. This butterfly breeds in rainforest habitats at altitudes from sea level to about 1600m.

Agathina Emperor Butterfly, Iguazy Falls, Agentinian side MG_9891-1

Males are often seen on sunny forest tracks or along the beds of dry streams, imbibing mineral rich moisture from rocks.

Agathina Emperor Butterfly, Iguazy Falls, Agentinian side MG_9891-2

Agathina Emperor Butterfly, Iguazy Falls, Agentinian side MG_9891-3

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