Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1109761

Common Melwhite
Melete lycimnia

Observation date: December 05, 2016
Submitted by: bobscafe
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Flying about some yellow flowers in a garden along side the beach front trail
Status: Unknown
Verified by: Charlie Doggett
Verified date: August 01, 2022
Coordinator notes: This would be the male of this species because it is a stronger yellow and has the dark brown border, which is similar to the Golden Melwhite, Melete polyhymnia, but that also has a black bar which this one does not have.
Checklist region(s): Costa Rica, Guanacaste