Possibly the most common broad category of butterflies in Costa Rica is the Skippers and there are 3,500+ species of Skippers!
Though I may have seen both of these before, I don’t believe I have previously named them or shared photos of either.
DISCLAIMER: Uniquely colored butterflies are easier to identify than the thousands of brown Skippers which are very difficult to identify, even if in the book or online (and all are not). Thus no guarantee of the accuracy of these identities! 🙂
Skipper – Gold Costa
Skipper – Common Brown
“Just living is not enough, said the butterfly, one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower.” – Hans Christian Anderson
See my Butterflies & Moths of Costa Rica Photo Gallery – 85+ species!
For most identities I use the book A Swift Guide to Butterflies of Mexico and Central America: Second Edition
Another joy of being Retired in Costa Rica!