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a very furry skipper Here in the cordillera we have dozens of different skippers.<br />
Since we are on the edge between the dry Northern lowlands and the humid atlantic north, we seem to get the grass and the forest skippers alike.<br />
Identification seems near on impossible, my 3g internet connection and opening up every page on butterfliesofamerica are not compatible. <br />
I have to admit I&#039;m not an expert at all, even in France the Pyrginae were challenging.<br />
Now if you guys tell me to stay clear with my skippers I will. If you feel like joining the challenge we could end up having a really good list of Costa Rican skippers, <br />
PLEASE comment either way. Costa Rica,Falcate skipper,Fall,Geotagged,Spathilepia clonius,guanacaste,hesperidae,skipper Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

a very furry skipper

Here in the cordillera we have dozens of different skippers.
Since we are on the edge between the dry Northern lowlands and the humid atlantic north, we seem to get the grass and the forest skippers alike.
Identification seems near on impossible, my 3g internet connection and opening up every page on butterfliesofamerica are not compatible.
I have to admit I'm not an expert at all, even in France the Pyrginae were challenging.
Now if you guys tell me to stay clear with my skippers I will. If you feel like joining the challenge we could end up having a really good list of Costa Rican skippers,
PLEASE comment either way.

    comments (3)

  1. We should never stay clear of any species, they are all welcome here. On some photos we end up not knowing the species. That is acceptable, if we at least tried to identify it. As for this one, you may want to contact:

    WildFlowerWildFlower

    RMFelixRMFelix

    Both are insect specialists with a background in biology, who may be able to help.
    Posted 4 years ago
  2. It could be Spathilepia clonius.
    http://www.butterfliesofamerica.com/L/spathilepia_clonius.htm
    Posted 4 years ago
    1. thank you, i had a look at all the pictures and yes, I think they are the ones. I have even seen the caterpillars in the garden! Posted 4 years ago

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Spathilepia is a genus in the family Hesperiidae (Eudaminae). The genus is monotypic containing the single species Spathilepia clonius (Cramer, 1775) found in Texas, Central America and Colombia to Brazil and Argentina.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by WildFlower
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Uploaded Dec 13, 2015. Captured Dec 12, 2015 15:32 in Unnamed Road, Costa Rica.
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