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Two-barred Flasher

Astraptes fulgerator (complex)

Description:

A small butterfly that has blue "shoulders'.

Notes:

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1 species ID suggestions

bayucca
bayucca 4 years ago
Two-barred Flasher
Astraptes fulgerator (complex) Astraptes "fulgerator azul" (Reakirt, [1867]) complex

2 Comments

SG in CR
SG in CR 4 years ago

Thanks again for the ID bayucca. I'm not sure how I missed that one as I was going through the Butterflies of America site to get my initial ID.

bayucca
bayucca 4 years ago

I would rule out Tucuti and Brevicauda due to the slightly stronger and larger markings, the number of tiny spots on the forewing (however, these spots are not always shown clearly), but mostly due to the missing white, "bow-like" stripe on the hindwing. This is missing in Tucuti and Brevicauda, but seen in Astraptes fulgerator which actually is a taxonomic nightmare of about 9 or 10 phenotypically identical but genetically different species.

Alajuela, Costa Rica

Lat: 11.00, Long: -85.28

Spotted on Aug 15, 2014
Submitted on Sep 6, 2014

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