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Eantis thraso It is skipper season in the mountains and my zinnias do the trick :) Achlyodes mithridates,Achlyodidini,Costa Rica,Eantis thraso,Geotagged,Pyrginae,Saltarinas,Saltarinas de Alas Abiertas,Sickle-winged skipper,Summer,leptidoptera,pyrgus,skipper Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

    comments (5)

  1. Fantastic contrast and a gorgeous shot! Posted 7 days ago
    1. Thanks a lot. You need a good contrast for these they look black without sunlight
      Posted 6 days ago
  2. Beautiful! Posted 7 days ago
    1. Thank you Ferdi Posted 6 days ago
  3. Very nice from all aspects!!
    Posted 6 days ago

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''Achlyodes mithridates'', the sickle-winged skipper or Jung's dusky wing, is a butterfly of the Hesperiidae family. It is found from Argentina, north through tropical America and the West Indies to southern Texas. A regular stray north to central Texas, rarely to Arkansas and Kansas.

The wingspan is 35–45 mm. Adults are on wing all year round in most of its range.

The larvae feed on leaves of Rutaceae species, including ''Zanthoxylum fagara'' in Texas and ''Zanthoxylum.. more

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Annette Flottwell
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By Annette Flottwell

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Uploaded Sep 14, 2018. Captured Sep 7, 2018 10:06 in Unnamed Road, Provincia de Guanacaste, Angeles, Costa Rica.
  • f/16.0
  • 1/400s
  • ISO1100
  • 180mm