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Two-barred Flasher (complex)

Astraptes fulgerator

Description:

A beautiful blue coloured skipper.

Habitat:

Humid forest. Caribbean lowlands, Costa Rica.

1 Species ID Suggestions

SarotaBoy
SarotaBoy 6 years ago
Two-barred Flasher(complex)
Astraptes fulgerator(complex) Astraptes fulgerator azul (Reakirt, [1867])


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4 Comments

SarotaBoy
SarotaBoy 6 years ago

You are welcome.

PieterColpaert
PieterColpaert 6 years ago

Thank you José! It is indeed similar, I´m glad in the end you could find an ID via this way :)

Thank you SarotaBoy for the ID

SarotaBoy
SarotaBoy 6 years ago

Your butterfly is Astraptes alardus, Diaz.

Diaz José Miguel
Diaz José Miguel 6 years ago

Love the second shot! It's similar to this one: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/994...

I often see them and wonder if they somehow mimic a small humming bird when they fly.

PieterColpaert
Spotted by
PieterColpaert

Limón, Costa Rica

Spotted on Nov 28, 2014
Submitted on Dec 4, 2014

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