Identification Challenge #10

May 5th, 2011 - 8:47 PM | Filed under Identification Challenges | 2 Comments

15mm | January 19, 2011 | Armonia Nature Preserve, Limon Province, Costa Rica

I was able to identify this to species and determine the sex. Can you? Luckily there’s lots of online resources for this family. Comments will be held in moderation and I plan to reveal the answer sometime this weekend.

2 Responses to “Identification Challenge #10”

  1. Hmmm… looks just like this photo of a female Phiale guttata, but that source gives the distribution of that species (and the entire genus) only as far north as Panama. Either a good look alike or a hecka range extension.

    • Troy Bartlett says:

      Yep, that’s what I determined as well. Your link was lost, by the way. I suspect it might be one of the ones I mentioned in the reveal though.

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