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Blue-winged Eurybia Butterfly

Eurybia lycisca

Description:

Saw this moth on the window in our room late in the afternoon. Not sure what species. I call it a moth instead of butterfly because it didn’t land with wings folded.

Habitat:

Tropical rainforest of SW Pacific coast of Costa Rica

Notes:

About 1.5” wide. Update: Brian38 successfully identified this butterfly as a Blue-winged Eurybia Butterfly (Eurybia lycisca).

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Brian38
Brian38 2 weeks ago
Blue-winged Eurybia Butterfly
Eurybia lycisca Blue-winged Eurybia Butterfly (Eurybia lycisca) · iNaturalist


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5 Comments

KarenSaxton
KarenSaxton 2 weeks ago

cool butterfly

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 2 weeks ago

Awesome first spotting, Bill. That is a beautiful butterfly.

Machi
Machi 2 weeks ago

Welcome Bill! Beautiful shots! The easiest way to tell moths from butterflies (although there are a some exceptions) is that butterflies have thin antennae that have a little ball on each tip or club-shaped tips.

Brian38
Brian38 2 weeks ago

Hi Bill and welcome to Project Noah. Great first spotting! This is actually a butterfly and in the family Riodinidae (metalmark butterflies). These tend to be on the smallish size for butterflies, but extremely beautiful.

Bill21
Bill21 2 weeks ago

Yes, Brian38. That’s it!

Bill21
Spotted by
Bill21

Puerto Cortés, Provincia Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Lat: 9.10, Long: -83.64

Spotted on Feb 4, 2020
Submitted on Feb 8, 2020

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