Lucianus Metalmark

I photographed this tiny little fellow the day before yesterday, thinking it was probably another Satyr that I have a lot of in my yard now, this same size, but instead discovered another new butterfly for me, the Lucianus Metalmark, Calospila lucianus, formerly known in some places as a Carmine Grayler. (I’m fairly confident of this ID.) My photo will create another new species for the butterfly website I’m working for now. 🙂

Lucianus Metalmark, Atenas, Alajuela, Costa Rica.

Read on to see the original photo that I cropped in on for the above image.

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