Costa Rica butterfly ID?

Feb 20th, 2018, 09:44 AM
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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.
Thanks!

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Feb 20th, 2018, 01:58 PM
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I'm not positive, but is it a type of glasswing?
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Feb 20th, 2018, 01:59 PM
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Feb 20th, 2018, 05:01 PM
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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
https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/7453263216



I guess they are not camera shy. Thanks again.
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Feb 20th, 2018, 06:55 PM
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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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