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Metalmark Butterfly

Calephelis sp.

Description:

Small rusty brown butterfly with black markings and two gray bands along the edges of the wings.

Habitat:

Bushes along the edge of an orange grove.

Notes:

As commented below, Calephelis has several species that are very similar to this spotting and the photo doesn't give enough information to narrow it down to the species. Higher resolution image can seen on my Flickr page

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4 Comments

SG in CR
SG in CR 4 years ago

Thanks Sckel!

Sckel
Sckel 4 years ago

beautiful *.*

SG in CR
SG in CR 5 years ago

Thanks for the correction.

bayucca
bayucca 5 years ago

I would agree with Calephelis, but it is not C. virginiensis, which is notfound in Costa Rica. Usually I would not dare to ID a Calephelis from only a picture. There are tons around, all almost identical and with a great variability within the genus and species. Personally I would go with Calephelis sp.
http://butterfliesofamerica.com/imagehtm...
http://butterfliesofamerica.com/imagehtm...
http://butterfliesofamerica.com/imagehtm...
http://butterfliesofamerica.com/t/Caleph...
Virginiensis to compare:
http://butterfliesofamerica.com/calephel...

SG in CR
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SG in CR

Alajuela, Costa Rica

Lat: 10.99, Long: -85.29

Spotted on Jul 11, 2013
Submitted on Sep 20, 2014

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