Eusalasia Cheles is the scientific name of this new butterfly for me and it will be new for butterfliesandmoths.org website that I volunteer for after my request to add it as a species is processed and my photos will then be their first! 🙂 My garden is becoming a rich source of butterflies!
It is found only in Costa Rica and Panama and there is not much online about it with only pictures of pinned specimens on the most prolific butterfliesofamerica.com. For the common name, they just reverse the scientific name, calling it “Cheles Eusalasia” while my Butterflies of Mexico and Central America book has the common name of “Dimorphic Sombermark,” with “sombermarks” being a subspecies category of “metalmarks.” Here are my 5 photos of one that first came in my house before I shooed him back into the garden! 🙂
See my growing collection in Butterflies & Moths of Costa Rica Gallery.
4 Replies to “A Rare Butterfly Find”
Your first and fourth photos of your new butterfly look as if you shooed him/her unto death! ?
🙂 Butterflies do have very short lives, 🙂 but they are always happier outside than inside the house.
Charlie would NEVER DO THAT!