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Wright's Metalmark

Calephelis wrighti


This was in the garden at the edge of the jungle. Barra del Colorado wildlife refuge, Costa Rica

1 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca 7 years ago
Cloaked Scintillant
Detritivora barnesi Detritivora barnesi (J. Hall & Harvey, 2001)

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Beautiful :O

bayucca 7 years ago

Please, check your ID, thanks.

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 7 years ago

wow wow wow !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

dandoucette 7 years ago

Thanks bayucca. I only commented with my suggestion because I agree with you, they are tricky to ID. I've looked at the butterflies of the Andes and the Amazon so many times on, that I recognize butterflies from Noah that are on the site, even ones I haven't seen in person!

bayucca 7 years ago

Sorry, Dan, I didn't even realize that you had already have suggested Hermadora. Detritivora and Calephelis are amongst the most tricky ones to ID, specially Calephelis is a nightmare genus... Congrats for the genus!

dandoucette 7 years ago

I was close with my suggestion, at least got the genus right, making you proud bayucca! I'm limited though, to what Adrian Hoskins has spotted, as I find his site the easiest to use while searching for ID's.

akshaya 7 years ago

nice spotted

bayucca 7 years ago

Riodinidae, Detritivora sp. and most probably Detritivora barnesi, Cloaked Scintillant or Barnes' Metalmark.
Best reference is one in one of my books.


It does look like dandoucette suggestion!!

manuelariasarias77 7 years ago

gracias por tu sugerencia

dandoucette 7 years ago

Beautiful! It's very similar to the Hermadora Metalmark.

Lovely Butterfly, never seen this butterfly, not even in pictures, hope you get an ID, manuelariasarias77.

Costa Rica

Spotted on Nov 15, 2013
Submitted on Nov 15, 2013

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