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Dusky-blue Groundstreak

Calycopis cf. isobeon


A small Lycaenidae butterfly. Very hard to see the colours when it was flying around. It appeared to be mostly brown. Was pleasantly surprised when I saw it on the computer. I found it quite early in the morning and was having trouble with the lens fogging up in the extremely high humidity. Just managed these 2 shots before I couldn't use it at all, as it completely fogged over. 2nd photo is already foggy.


rural garden in cleared tropical rainforest


I think this must be a Groundstreak, Calycopis sp.

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pamsai 5 years ago

Hmm... wonder if I've got the right ID? Maybe the Red-banded Groundstreak
Calycopis cecrops.

pamsai 5 years ago

Saw another one very similar to this on the Caribbean side. The spots are the same but it doesn't have the red line alongside the white and black. I'll post it soon.

pamsai 5 years ago

Hahaha, Dr Namgya, I don't know... How did you !! They run through the feed so quickly these days, it's easy to miss. Anyway, I'm glad you found it. Such an amazing design, no?

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 5 years ago

How did I miss this beauty!

pamsai 5 years ago

thanks RiekoS

pamsai 5 years ago

What do you think of this ID, Diaz Jose Miguel?

Diaz José Miguel
Diaz José Miguel 5 years ago

Hi I have a similar one on Ojochal.
With video ;)

RiekoS 5 years ago

Very beautiful.

pamsai 5 years ago

thanks Doren

Doren B
Doren B 5 years ago

Very nice image!

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San José, San José, Costa Rica

Spotted on May 25, 2015
Submitted on May 28, 2015

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