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  Sighting 1347640

Orange-barred Sulphur
Phoebis philea

Observation date: October 25, 2022
Submitted by: Charlie Doggett
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: In my garden, Roca Verde Residencial, Atenas, Alajuela, Costa Rica - See coordinator notes for one concern.
Status: Unknown
Verified by: Charlie Doggett
Verified date: October 25, 2022
Coordinator notes: I based this ID on the dual spots on both wings and with folded wings I'm confident it is Orange-barred Sulphur, but the only shot I got of the top of the wings is not in good focus and has sun-glare, thus no orange bars or orange patches visible like I've seen on others plus others did not have spots and border like this on top. But the only other one with dual spots in my book is the Cloudless Sulphur and again the top of wings does not match plus I've never seen one this orange in color, thus sticking with this ID. But I'm open to other suggestions if someone knows of another ID for this.
Checklist region(s): Costa Rica