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Phidias Firetip

Phidias Firetip Pyrrhopyge phidias zenodorus

Description:

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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8 Comments

lori.tas
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
auntnance123 9 years ago

Very nice series.

bayucca
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
johnoh2009 9 years ago

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

It behave like a butterfly, but what kind?

Uday
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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