Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Scarce Morpho
Morpho deidamia

Observation date: August 22, 2022
Submitted by: Rosa Ruperto
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: None.
Status: Unknown
Verified by: Charlie Doggett
Verified date: December 02, 2022
Coordinator notes: The reasons I marked this "deidamia" instead of the more frequent "helenor" are multiple: (1) It is much darker than any helenor I've ever seen which is typical of deidamia, (2) The top border of both wings has more layers and colors than the helenor, (3) The border of white dots on the FW top, (4) The bolder lines on the lower portion of both wings, and (5) This was sighted on the Atlantic slope which is the only location of this species.
Checklist region(s): Costa Rica