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Small Blue-ish Skipper Butterfly

Narcosius spp.

Description:

small black and blue butterfly [blue on 'shoulders' only. hairy back.

Habitat:

tropical/subtropical

Notes:

I only had chance for one shot, it flew away and i cudn't keep up to get the best open-winged shot!

1 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca
bayucca 7 years ago
Narcosius sp. Narcosius thumbnails


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14 Comments

bayucca
bayucca 7 years ago

Welcome and Merry Christmas!

Vin Zael
Vin Zael 7 years ago

trhanks bayuka, i had tried google and no luck and have found a butterfly field guide, guess i would have had to spend great time to figure his creature out as an no b-fly expert! much appreciated on this incite, this is the only photo i got as it pretty hasty at escaping the shot after this only attempt have not spotted another specimen! season greetings

bayucca
bayucca 7 years ago

It is not Egregius and not even Astraptes sp., as I also thought at first sight. But the grey head is not typical for this skipper. It is Narcosius sp., also a Hesperiidae/Skipper. Unfortunately it is not possible to get a closer ID with your shot and all Narcosius looks almost identical. Sorry!
http://butterfliesofamerica.com/t/Narcos...

Vin Zael
Vin Zael 8 years ago

the last link does look like it

Vin Zael
Vin Zael 8 years ago

sadly this is the only pic i got, now am wishing i had one with its wings wide open! but great enuf nimkar! had a nice Id-ing! will be on the lookout for another of this species!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

You may finalize with following...
http://www.butterfliesofamerica.com/astr...

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

yes..!
In Astraptes genus egregius specie has black abdomen like your spotting and only one white strip on each wing.

Vin Zael
Vin Zael 8 years ago

to confirm the species is a challenge! the flickr image has a blue hairs! while my one has black. wonder if there are stages or different morphs or a variety of species or subspecies! the species you gave me seems to be a diff specimen! this is challenging! jeje

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

This Genus called or famous as Flasher..!!

Vin Zael
Vin Zael 8 years ago

muchas gracias AshishNimkar, i've liked the link on FB!, jeje! it's all good stuff and getting to know what the shot really is, is just great! thanks a lot!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

Following link may help you...
http://blog.insectmuseum.org/?p=920

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

Astraptes egregius

Vin Zael
Vin Zael 8 years ago

yes man!!!! looks like it!!! a skipper! i remember my one bigger, maybe becaz i was closer to it. cool!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

This may similar to following Skipper...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sdbeazley/5...

Vin Zael
Spotted by
Vin Zael

Belmopan, Cayo, Belize

Lat: 17.24, Long: -88.76

Spotted on Jun 23, 2010
Submitted on Aug 25, 2011

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