Neotropical Butterflies

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 Post subject: Butterflies of Trinidad 16 - Grass Skipper sp.
PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2014 4:45 am 
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In April 2014 I spent several days in Trinidad on a bird watching holiday, based at the Asa Wright Nature Centre, and visiting other locations in the northern range. Although it was the dry season and insects were few and far between, I did photograph some butterflies.

I have confidently identified some of them, but would like to post some photos on this forum to check tentative identities or to seek help with those I'm unable to identify.
I thought I would do this as a series of postings, each with a small number of species.

I would like to express my thanks to anyone able to respond to my postings.


Sorry about the quality of this awful photograph. In bright sunshine, this butterfly showed a purple-blue upper surface in flight.
I wondered if it may be Zenis minos, but the thumbnails of the specimens on the Butterflies of America website do not show any purple colouration.
I'm stumped!


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 Post subject: Re: Butterflies of Trinidad 16 - Grass Skipper sp.
PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2014 4:00 pm 
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I would say Zenis jebus, mostly because that species seems much more common all over to me. there is a very subtle difference between the 2 species, which I don't remember what it is, sorry. They do have a purplish cast, especially when fresh.


 
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