Guardian Nature School Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global citizen science platform
to discover, share and identify wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Nature School For Teachers - Fall 2020 Launch! visit nature school

Arnaca Blue Ringlet

Chloreuptychia arnaca

Description:

The upper wing flashed a beautiful blue while flying. Might be difficult to ID because I don't know if there are eyespots in the missing bit (amongst other things!) It looks like a Ringlet, but there are many different species...

Habitat:

Wet dark tropical rainforest, under the trees

1 Species ID Suggestions

Arnaca Blue Ringlet
Chloreuptychia arnaca Butterflies of Amazonia - Chloreuptychia arnaca


Sign in to suggest organism ID

9 Comments

pamsai
pamsai 5 years ago

James I have 20 + of these little brown butterflies unidentified on my site if you have time to take a look... Quite far back, but if you search for unidentified Costa Rica, they'll come up eventually.
http://www.projectnoah.org/users/pamsai

pamsai
pamsai 5 years ago

I think i'll name it. People will tell me if they think it is wrong !!

pamsai
pamsai 5 years ago

thanks James. I waited a long time to get an open wing shot of that beautiful blue, but it wasn't co-operating. Every so often it would flick the wings open for a split second, but one didn't know when...

James McNair
James McNair 5 years ago

Lovely shot of a beautiful butterfly by the way

James McNair
James McNair 5 years ago

I am no expert but I would bet money on it. I take shots of a native blue in Florida a lot and there are always tiny discrepancies. Just like us people. But feel free to wait for confirmation from other sources

pamsai
pamsai 5 years ago

thanks James, yes that's the site I was using. I agree that it matched well in all things but the spots. Didn't know how important that was.

James McNair
James McNair 5 years ago

If you look at lines and pale areas and all the other details it has to be right!

James McNair
James McNair 5 years ago

Check this link Pam I still think it is arnaca, they just vary a little http://www.learnaboutbutterflies.com/Ama...

pamsai
pamsai 5 years ago

thanks James. I looked at that, but discarded it. Seems to me the top 3 eyes on the back wing, are all joined within the white surrounds, as are the top 2 on the top wing. While in the Chloreuptychia arnaca, they are separate. It definitely flashed blue though while flying.

pamsai
Spotted by
pamsai

Provincia San José, Costa Rica

Spotted on May 24, 2015
Submitted on May 29, 2015

Related Spottings

Satyr butterfly Spotting Spotting Blue Satyr or Arnaca Blue Ringlet

Nearby Spottings

Lysimnia Tigerwing Orange-spotted Tiger Clearwing or Disturbed Tigerwing Ganoderma Spotting
Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors