Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1241794

Frosted Flasher
Astraptes alardus

Observation date: January 17, 2020
Submitted by: Paul Prappas
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: None.
Status: Unknown
Verified by: Charlie Doggett
Verified date: June 28, 2022
Coordinator notes: I agree with this ID because of the pale "frosting" on the side view which separates it from most of the other Flashers with blue on top, though the White-edged Flasher, Astraptes latimargo can have white or yellowish frosting like this on the side, it has been noted only south of Costa Rica, Panama to Brazil.
Checklist region(s): Costa Rica, Heredia