This Skipper showed up on my kitchen counter here in Atenas, Costa Rica last week and I have searched diligently both in books and the internet and cannot identify him specifically, but I am pretty sure he is in the subfamily of Skippers called “Grass Skippers” (Hesperiinae) and that’s the best I can do! There are over 1,500 species of butterflies here in Costa Rica, not to mention the over 12,000 moths! So ID is a challenge and I’m taking on that challenge the best I can. 🙂
And one more photo in slightly different light . . .
See my Costa Rica Butterflies & Moths Galleries – 150+ species!
Or read a little bit about Grass Skippers on Wikipedia. It is the largest subfamily of Skippers called Hesperiinae with over 2,000 different species world-wide and over 50% living in the neotropics, meaning we have a lot of them here! 🙂