Geographic location of the bug: Costa rica
Time: 07:11 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Can’t believe I’ve lived here for years and this is the first time seeing this butterfly.
How you want your letter signed: Jori
We can’t believe you saw such a beautiful butterfly, yet the image you attached is very low resolution. We quickly identified Iole’s Daggerwing, Marpesia iole, thanks to Getty Images., and upon searching for a second reference, we found a Costa Rican FlickR posting identified as the Glossy Daggerwing, Marpesia furcula iole. The common name Sunset Daggerwing is used on iNaturalist and the range map includes many Costa Rican sightings. Butterflies of America uses the common name Glossy Daggerwing to identify Marpesia furcula.