The Butterflies of Monteverde: Skippers

Lepidoptera: Hesperiidae


This is a partial list of the hesperiid species recorded from the Monteverde region of the Tilarán Mountain Range in northern Costa Rica (above 700 m in elevation on either the Atlantic or Pacific slope). I have included only species for which specimens have been determined by Andrew Warren, Oregon State University. I will update the list as additional determinations become available.


Achalarus albociliatus albociliatus (Mabille, 1877)
Achlyodes pallida (R. Felder, 1869) (= selva Evans, 1953)
Aguna asander asander (Hewitson, 1867)
Anastrus sempiternus sempiternus (Butler & H. Druce, 1872)
Ancyloxypha arene (Edwards, 1871)
Anthoptus insignis (Plötz, 1882)
Antigonus corrosus Mabille, 1878
Antigonus erosus (Hübner, 1812)
Apaustus menes (Stoll, 1782)
Aroma henricus (Staudinger, 1876)
Astraptes alardus latia Evans, 1952
Astraptes anaphus annetta Evans, 1952
Astraptes egregius (Butler, 1870)
Astraptes egregius (Butler, 1870)
Astraptes egregius (Butler, 1870)
Astraptes fulgerator azul (Reakirt, [1867])
Astraptes galesus cassius Evans, 1952
Astraptes talus (Cramer, 1777)
Autochton longipennis (Plötz, 1882)
Autochton longipennis (Plötz, 1882)
Autochton neis (Geyer, 1832)
Autochton vectilucis (Butler, 1872)
Autochton zarex (Hübner, 1818)
Autochton zarex (Hübner, 1818)
Bolla boliviensis (Bell, 1937)
Bolla boliviensis (Bell, 1937)
Bolla cupreiceps (Mabille, 1891)
Bolla pullata Mabille, 1903
Bolla zorilla (Plötz, 1886)
Buzyges idothea
Cabares potrillo potrillo (Lucas, 1857)
Calpodes ethlius (Stoll, 1782)
Celaenorrhinus aegiochus (Hewitson, 1876)
Celaenorrhinus monartus (Plötz, 1884)
Celaenorrhinus stallingsi Freeman, 1946
Celaenorrhinus stallingsi Freeman, 1946
Chioides catillus albius Evans, 1952
Cobalopsis nero (Herrich-Schäffer, 1869)
Cogia cajeta eluina (Godman & Salvin, 1894)
Cogia calchas (Herrich-Schäffer, 1869)
Conga chydaea (Butler, 1870)
Conga sp.
Corticea corticea (Plötz, 1883)
Corticea lysias lysias (Plötz, 1883)
Cymaenes trebius (Mabille, 1891)
Dalla ligilla (Hewitson, 1877)
Dion gemmatus
Ebrietas anacreon anacreon (Staudinger, 1876)
Ebrietas sappho Steinhauser, 1974
Enosis immaculata immaculata (Hewitson, 1868)
Erynnis tristis tatius (W. H. Edwards, 1883)
Gesta invisus (Butler & H. Druce, 1872)
Gorgythion begga pyralina (Möschler, 1877)
Halotus rica (Bell, 1942)
Heliopetes arsalte arsalte (Linnaeus, 1758)
Heliopetes laviana laviana (Hewitson, 1868)
Heliopetes macaira (Reakirt, [1867])
Lerema liris Evans, 1955
Lerema lumina (Herrich-Schäffer, 1869)
Mnasicles hicetaon Godman, 1901
Mnasilus allubita (Butler, 1877)
Morys lyde [Godman, 1900]
Morys micythus [Godman, 1900]
Morys valda [Evans, 1955]
Myscelus amystis hages Godman & Salvin, 1893
Naevolus orius (Mabille, 1883)
Nastra julia (Freeman, 1945)
Nyctelius nyctelius nyctelius (Latreille, 1824)
Ouleus cyrna (Mabille, 1895)
Ouleus salvina Evans, 1953
Paches loxus gloriosus Röber, 1925
Paches loxus gloriosus Röber, 1925
Panoquina hecebolus (Scudder, 1871)
Panoquina leucas (Fabricius, 1793)
Panoquina ocala (Edwards, 1863)
Papias dictys Godman 1900
Papias nigrans (Schaus, 1913)
Papias phainis Goodman, 1900
Papias subcostulata integra (Mabille, 1891)
Pellicia dimidiata Herrich-Schäffer, 1870
Perichares deceptus deceptus (Butler & H. Druce, 1872)
Perichares lotus (Butler, 1870)
Perichares lotus (Butler, 1870)
Perichares philetes adela (Hewitson, 1867)
Phocides pigmalion pigmalion (Cramer, 1779)
Poanes inimica (Butler & Druce, 1872)
"Poanes" rolla
Polites vibex praeceps (Scudder, 1872)
Polygonus leo arizonensis (Skinner, 1911)
Polygonus manueli manueli Bell & Comstock, 1948
Pompeius pompeius (Latreille, 1824)
Potomanaxas melicertes
Potomanaxas thestia cranda
Proteides mercurius mercurius (Fabricius, 1787)
Pyrgus adepta Plötz, 1884
Pyrgus oileus (Linnaeus, 1767)
Pyrrhopyge aesculapus Staudinger, 1875
Quadrus cerialis (Stoll, 1782)
Quaimellana nayana (Bell, 1941)
Quasimellana myron Goodman, 1900
Remella rita Evans, 1955
Rhinthon cubana osca (Plötz, 1883)
Ridens boilleyi (Mabille, 1900)
Ridens ridens (Hewitson, 1876)
Saliana placens (Butler, 1874)
Sostrata nordica Evans, 1953
Spathilepia clonius (Cramer, 1775)
Staphylus ascalaphus (Staudinger, 1876)
Staphylus vulgata (Möschler, 1879)
Thespieus macareus (Herrich-Schäffer, 1869)
Thessia jalapus (Plötz, 1882)
Thracides molion (Godman, 1901)
Timochares trifasciata trifasciata (Hewitson, 1868)
Udranomia kikkawai (Weeks, 1906)
Urbanus proteus proteus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Urbanus proteus proteus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Vehilius inca (Scudder, 1872)
Vettius coryna conka Evans, 1955
Vettius marcus (Fabricius, 1787)

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