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Unknown Butterfly plus ?? - Abaeis nicippe

Unknown Butterfly plus ?? - Abaeis nicippe
Roswell, Chaves County, New Mexico, USA
November 17, 2010
Not only would I appreciate an ID but what is that on it's wings? Just a bump or something else.

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Moved from ID Request.

It's the first,
called Eurema nicippe by most authors (and myself). One of our most common butterflies in much of New Mexico.

I'd guess that the bump on the wings was something that happened when the wings were being "pumped up". The two sides may have separated to litterally form a bubble. Could have been poked or somehow damaged while still forming inside the pupa (which would help explain why the front and hind wing have the deformity in the same place, where the two wings would have been folded together). Definitely it's a deformity and not damaged since it reached full size.

I would try
Sleepy Orange (Abaeis nicippe) http://bugguide.net/node/view/3815
or
Barred Yellow (Eurema daira) http://bugguide.net/node/view/7689

Sorry I can't tell you about the bump on the wings. I assume it's a developmental defect, but I truly don't know.

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