Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Royal Firetip
Mysoria barcastus ambigua (Mabille & Boullet, 1908)

Family: Hesperiidae
Subfamily: Pyrginae
Tribe: Pyrrhopygini
Identification: Both the Royal Firetip and the Blue-collared Firetip can have blue collars and the defining difference is the color of the leading line on the upper portion of the hindwing. Royal Firetip has a red leading line and the Blue-collared's line is Gold or Mustard Yellow.
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Range: SE Mexico to Costa Rica (source: Butterflies of America)
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