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Nelson Feb 20th, 2018 09:44 AM

Costa Rica butterfly ID?
This is not really a travel question, but here goes.

I'm going through old slides from Costa Rica and making a photo book.
I have lots of bird pictures and have identified all of those, but butterflies are a lot more challenging.
I know we have some avid Latin American birding folks here, maybe you guys know butterflies too! Can anyone put a name on this one?

Photo was taken in the Wilson Botanical Gardens / Las Cruces Biological Station in the southwest part of Costa Rica.

volcanogirl Feb 20th, 2018 01:58 PM

I'm not positive, but is it a type of glasswing?

volcanogirl Feb 20th, 2018 01:59 PM

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Nelson Feb 20th, 2018 05:01 PM

That's it volcanogirl, thanks!
A little more searching on "glasswing butterfly costa rica", pulled up this, looks like a match to me:

Glasswing Butterfly, Ithomia vlindertuin[email protected]/7453263216

I guess they are not camera shy. Thanks again.

volcanogirl Feb 20th, 2018 06:55 PM

My pleasure, Nelson. At first I thought the lower portion was black, but yea the transparent wing gives it away. Great photo!

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