Banded Skipper?

This is a “general ID” with the book having a full page of different banded skippers, but none show the orange on tail like mine and none with 6 or 7 spots on outer wings like mine, but otherwise matching several of the “Banded Skippers.” See my other photos of this same butterfly in my Banded Skipper Gallery, all from my garden. None of the online sites I studied help me. There are so many species of butterflies in Costa Rica that it could even be one not officially identified or labeled yet. 🙂

Banded Skipper? – Atenas, Alajuela, Costa Rica
Banded Skipper? – Atenas, Alajuela, Costa Rica

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¡Pura Vida!

Banded Skipper

Banded Skipper
My Home Garden, Roca Verde, Atenas, Costa Rica
The gardener found it and came got me for the photo.
I have other shots of one inside my house.


Women’s March in Washington is also happening in Costa Rica Saturday in multiple locations. Respect for women is very important here and the new U.S. President’s attitude toward women is shocking to Costa Ricans! People still ask me “How can your country elect a man like that as president?” I have no good answer beyond my embarrassment and to say that I did not vote for him, nor did the majority of the voting citizens. But I’m glad I live in Costa Rica now! With a Republican congress and president the states will soon be in multiple wars and huge debt. I have a different idea of greatness.
See also my photo gallery for Butterflies & Moths 

Different View of Banded Skipper

Banded Skipper (Same one as two days ago)
Inside my house, Roca Verde, Atenas, Costa Rica

The one I posted two days ago (repeated below) that was on my living room screen is this same one above I believe. I found this one on the floor below the screen today. Many butterflies have short lives like that. But this view makes him look a lot different with the orange and white back wings showing. The white bars across the upper wings still make him like a banded skipper, but none in the books match nor any online. It is frustrating to not be able to label him! So maybe a new species?

Banded Skipper (I think)
Inside my house, Roca Verde, Atenas, Costa Rica

I lightened or brightened this second photo which was a dark as the first right out of camera. But you can see the markings are the same on his upper wings.

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Banded Skipper

Banded Skipper Butterfly (Possibly Chisos or Spiked)
Inside my house, Roca Verde, Atenas, Costa Rica
What is throwing me on ID is the 6 spots on each side – None in book with 6!
They all have 0-3. And none indicate orange bulb on antennae.

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