Zebra Mosaic Butterfly Colobura dirce

Mosaic Butterfly underside
Mosaic Butterfly topside
The Mosaic Butterfly, also called the Zebra Mosaic, is native to Central America and northern South America.
Mosaic Butterfly
Mosaic Butterfly
Mosaic Butterfly
Male and female look similar. It has a "nuthatch" tendency - to walk upside down. Possibly this enhances the confusion to predators of the false "eyespot", so that they peck at the wrong end.
Mosaic Butterfly
Mosaic Butterfly
Mosaic Butterfly
The topside is dark with a white bar on each forewing.
Mosaic Butterfly
Mosaic Butterfly
Mosaic Butterfly