Neotropical Butterflies

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 Post subject: Butterflies of Trinidad 12 - Checkered Skipper
PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2014 3:48 am 
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In April 2014 I spent several days in Trinidad on a bird watching holiday, based at the Asa Wright Nature Centre, and visiting other locations in the northern range. Although it was the dry season and insects were few and far between, I did photograph some butterflies.

I have confidently identified some of them, but would like to post some photos on this forum to check tentative identities or to seek help with those I'm unable to identify.

I thought I would do this as a series of postings, each with a small number of species.

I would like to express my thanks to anyone able to respond to my postings.


I think these two different individuals are both Pyrgus oileus (Tropical Checkered Skipper) but would appreciate feedback.


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 Post subject: Re: Butterflies of Trinidad 12 - Checkered Skipper
PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2014 4:06 pm 
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I would say P.orcus, because on BOA oileus only goes to Costa Rica. If these 2 flew together, not sure if I could separate them.


 
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