Dorsal view of a female Eunica chlorochroa mira specimen, otherwise known as Orange-stained Purplewing. The species is found from Honduras to Colombia.

Part of the collection donated to the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History by retired U.S. Marine Colonel Stanley S. Nicolay, who was known for his field research on the butterflies of Panama and Ecuador and for his taxonomic papers on Neotropical Lycaenidae and Hesperiidae. Nicolay, who was a longtime collaborator with Smithsonian entomologists, donated his collection of 42,000 specimens to the Museum.


  • Title: Orange-stained Purplewing butterfly
  • Type: Insect
  • Rights: This image was obtained from the Smithsonian Institution. The image or its contents may be protected by international copyright laws. http://www.si.edu/termsofuse
  • Scientific Name: <i>Eunica chlorochroa mira</i>
  • Photo Credit: James Di Loreto, Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History
  • Field: Entomology

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