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Phidias Firetip

Phidias Firetip Pyrrhopyge phidias zenodorus


Bluish, white edge, red head, red tail, spoon like antennas, made lots of noise when flying flower to flower but not damaged too much?! Butterfly, Moth ?!

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lori.tas 9 years ago

Beautiful shot. I love how the red on the moth merges in the with red in the flower. A really good way of telling moths from butterflies is to look at the end of the antennae and see if they are "clubbed". Butterflies have slender antennae stalks with enlarged ends. Moths have sharp tips to their antennae.

Thank you bayucca, you are good!

auntnance123 9 years ago

Very nice series.

bayucca 9 years ago

Hesperiidae/Skippers! Pyrrhopyginae/Firetips, Pyrrhopyge phidias zenodorus. So it is definitely a butterfly. Note also the clubbed antennae. Moths (usually!) have straight or featherlike antennae.

A skipper? but too big to be a skipper?!

johnoh2009 9 years ago

it's body is too fat for a butterfly....

It behave like a butterfly, but what kind?

Uday 9 years ago

may be its a butterfly

Alajuela, Costa Rica

Spotted on Sep 16, 2012
Submitted on Sep 16, 2012

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