Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1314371

Observation date: October 03, 2021
Submitted by: Paul Prappas
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: A moth with butterfly-like antennae. Nectaring and aggressively chasing other butterflies away from the flowers. This individual appears quite worn as photos of a fresh moth show brightly colored FW bands. It was only later that I realized my photo was of a moth and not a butterfly.
Status: Unknown
Verified by: Charlie Doggett
Verified date: August 25, 2022
Coordinator notes: This would be a more certain ID if there had also been a top view submitted. Even though the white bar is fainter than the few folded wing views online, it is otherwise a match.
Checklist region(s): Costa Rica