Great Eurybia!

Though a lousy photo! It was my last photo made on the ground on this trip, just before getting on the airplane at the tiny Golfito Airport Terminal where I was waiting on the little plane to arrive inside the mostly glass building when a butterfly, Great Eurybia, flitted by and landed on the glass, inside the building, meaning terrible light for a photo, but here’s my cell phone camera effort, lightened up in Photoshop Elements 8 so that it is identifiable, just not a pretty photo! 🙂 It is my first sighting of this species, meaning I added three new butterflies on this trip! 🙂 This one found only in Costa Rica and Panama.

Great Eurybia, Eurybia patrona, Airport Building, Golfito, Puntarenas, Costa Rica

There is not a lot of information about this species online, but you can see the others posted on the website where these two photos will go at or some better photos on another website. Though difficult to see in my photos, the eyes are black with a blue pupil and the orange eye-ring around it, the only Metalmark with this particular eye mark, thus a positive ID. 🙂 My collection is growing! See all my Costa Rica Butterflies Galleries – 245+ species!

Great Eurybia, Eurybia patrona, Airport Building, Golfito, Puntarenas, Costa Rica

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3 Replies to “Great Eurybia!”

    1. Gracias Gordona! But when the light is bad, everyone makes bad photos! 🙂 And you just deal with it! 🙂 In this case, it was a first time seen butterfly, so I felt I must document it regardless of the bad light.

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