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- n. Plural form of hindwing.
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The orange color on the hindwings is visible thru the gap between the forewings.
But in the Andes they have a broad splash of yellow across their hindwings and solid patches of orange on their forewings.
Its large forewings are glossy black and hindwings bright yellow with a black margin making it 'hard to miss' when in flight.
Another large and strong-flying butterfly of rich colours, having distinctive eye-spots, like those on a peacock's tail feathers, on the tips of its forewings and hindwings, which have evolved to startle or confuse predators. stinging nettles.
BugGuide hasn't much information on the species, and indicates of the genus: "small geometers with banded brown forewings and plain whitish hindwings.