Unidentified Moth or Skipper

I have the largest book I can find on butterflies and moths in Costa Rica and yet I continue to find and photograph live specimens not in my books nor can I find on the many websites – a little frustrating for someone who likes to label everything! 🙂 But anyway, here’s my newest unidentified butterfly/moth found in my garden in Atenas, Alajuela, Costa Rica:

On the outside wall of my house by the garden, Atenas, Costa Rica

Because I expect to be able to identify all my butterfly/moth photos, I’m frustrated:

“Expectation is the mother of all frustration. “

~Antonio Banderas


¡Pura Vida!

All my CR Butterfly/Moth Galleries

2 Replies to “Unidentified Moth or Skipper”

  1. Hi Charlie, have you tried using inaturalist? You can often search for moths in your area or ask do help with identification. Great picture!

  2. Thanks so much Mark! I have been on the iNaturalist site before but not made it a regular go-to nor am I a member yet. I just browsed through their butterflies and moths for awhile and did not find it, but with over 7 million observations, it could take a lot of “browsing” and then I found that some member photos don’t have species name attached yet, but I will have to decide whether that is my organization to work through or not. Thanks again Mark!

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