Fine-spotted Roadside Skipper

Fine-spotted Roadside Skipper or Amblyscirtes folia, Atenas, Alajuela, Costa Rica

This Fine-spotted Roadside Skipper or Amblyscirtes folia is one of hundreds of “Skipper” butterflies. This one was photographed in my garden on June 20, 2022. I’ve been getting so many new butterflies this year that I’m having trouble keeping up with them all. There is very little about this species online in English with only a little in Spanish on Mexico and Ecuador sites that I won’t link here. I’m a new volunteer “coordinator” for Costa Rica on butterfliesandmoths.org and will soon get this fellow listed there, though I inherited a backlog of 450 submissions to go through and verify, so it may take a while! 🙂

Fine-spotted Roadside Skipper or Amblyscirtes folia, Atenas, Alajuela, Costa Rica

See all my Costa Rica Butterflies Galleries for the amazing insect diversity here! At around 150 species, mine is the largest collection of just Costa Rica Butterflies & Moths I’ve found anywhere online. 🙂

And oh yes, this is the day I plan to be at Playa Cativo Lodge on the South Pacific coast of Costa Rica, so hopefully I make it and submit my first post from there tonight! 🙂 I just didn’t want to let this new butterfly discovery to wait around much longer! 🙂

¡Pura Vida!

5 Replies to “Fine-spotted Roadside Skipper”

    1. Steve, it has been cloudy all day with only little bits of light rain, though I expected more. The hurricane is crossing in northern Costa Rica and Nicaragua, so it won’t affect us as much here as it will you in Atenas, but I still expect rain! 🙂 And I love this place already!

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