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Tanned Blue-Skipper

Quadrus lugubris lugubris


Beautiful design clear windows in the wings.


Thank you so much for the ID, your time, Links and explanation, bayucca.
You are the best!!

dominique.eghlidi 8 years ago


bayucca 8 years ago

Hesperiidae, Pyrginae. "Tough" one. Immediately clear it must be a Quadrus sp. (looking at the "c" on the forewing), and it is either Quadrus cerialis or Quadrus lugubris. Comparing the 2 it is none of them. Look like a mixture of the two. However, looking even more carefully it is clear that it only can be Quadrus lugubris. My arguments: The markings in yours are not so strong than in usually seen Lugubris. The main criteria are the 2 little spots at the apex of the forewing, mostly the "shape" or direction. Looking at the left forewing: In Cerialis it is a clear ">" shaped order, whereas in Lugubris it is the other way round, so "<" shaped, like in yours.
Here are some more pictures to compare (as usual ;-)...):
Note the ">" shaped order of the 3 tiny spots.

Costa Rica

Spotted on Jul 24, 2014
Submitted on Jul 24, 2014

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