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bayucca
bayucca 8 years ago

That's the reason why I put this link ;-)...
Arctiinae and stumped, that is a good combination. First link is Arcaei for sure, scond one and this one most probably not. I will keep an eye on that one.

Cameron P
Cameron P 8 years ago

Thanks bayucca! I think it is a little ironic that the Discover Life source you used are actually my photos and my identifications.

I'm sure that this specimen:
http://www.discoverlife.org/mp/20p?see=I...
is Hypocrita arcaei, although I believe the other specimen

http://www.discoverlife.org/mp/20p?see=I...
I may have misidentified. It looks to be the same species I have posted here. I also think it may be a Hypocrita, but I don't believe any of them but the pinned specimen are H. arcaei.

The yellow at the base of the hindwing, the yellow diagonal on the forewing, and the iridescence at the top of the forewing all point to a different species, but probably one very closely related. It's had me stumped for months

bayucca
bayucca 8 years ago

Same one like this, Hypocrita arcaei:
http://www.discoverlife.org/mp/20q?searc...
BUT: What should that be in #2, the yellow parts on the hindwing?? Any other shot? With #2 it could not be Hypocrita arcaei, but I think Hypocrita is a possible genus.

Cameron P
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Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Spotted on Jun 16, 2012
Submitted on Aug 3, 2013

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