Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1338059

Purple-washed Eyed-Metalmark
Mesosemia lamachus

Observation date: August 06, 2022
Submitted by: Charlie Doggett
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: I believe this is probably a sub-species of the requested ID because of two minor difference: (1) The purple or blue does not bleed into the FW as in most photos for this species and (2) this sighting's specimen has two dark "almond eyes" at the tops of the HWs and none of the online photos for this species have those.
Status: Unknown
Verified by: Charlie Doggett
Verified date: August 07, 2022
Coordinator notes: See the Observation Notes - I believe this sighting is actually of some new sub-species of this species.
Checklist region(s): Costa Rica