Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Belt's Myscelus
Myscelus belti

Observation date: August 23, 2022
Submitted by: Paul Prappas
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: None.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Paul Prappas
Verified date: October 21, 2022
Coordinator notes: There is a dark subspecies of the Widespread Myscelus (amystis hages), but the contrast of orange and black on Belt's is more dramatic. Also, the shape of the dark FW tip matches for Belt's with the orange ground snaking up the wing edge (see: belti belti). Finally, on "amystis" there are a few black HW bands along the trailing edge. There are no such bands on "Belt's" - According to Glassberg, the HW spot is smaller on Belt's, which is the case with this individual.
Checklist region(s): Panama, Coclé Province