Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1348627

Lucianus Metalmark
Calospila lucianus

Observation date: August 12, 2022
Submitted by: Rosa Ruperto
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: None.
Status: Unknown
Verified by: Charlie Doggett
Verified date: November 16, 2022
Coordinator notes: This is not a "for sure" identification, but I believe the closest match. The top side is much like the Rawson's Metalmark which BAMONA shows no further south than Mexico and none of those show a folded wings view like this one. The Glassberg book's "Bright Scintillant, Calephelis sp." has a top like what is shown on this photo. What appears to be green on the underside adds to the confusion. I downloaded the photo and lightened it but still not positive, though Lucianus seems to be the closest match, though not exactly like the others there (and they don't all match!).
Checklist region(s): Costa Rica