Location: Platanillo, Costa Rica
May 11, 2012 5:06 pm
Costa Rica calling again…could this be a Scarlet Peacock butterfly? I think I over-elevated the saturation in this shot. I noticed someone else on another website wondering what name we should call this little beauty.
We agree that this is a Peacock Butterfly, but we believe it is a different species, the Banded Peacock, Anartia fatima, which we matched on the Butterflies of America website.
Wow…I am astonished at the many species! Thank you so much. I see zillions of gorgeous butterflies daily – but of course, the challenge is taking the shot as so many are on the move. I am heading down to Escaleras south of Dominical tomorrow, so guaranteed to find more stunning ones there…