Butter Flies Moths & others
by Colin Dunjohn Orange Tiger (Dryadula Phaetusa) -- The bright orange coloration with thick black stripes on the wings make this an easy butterfly to identify. When this butterfly feeds on nectar, it often holds its wings up to reveal the undersides. Although not a rare species, it is by no means abundant. This might be related to the fact that Costa Rica was historically heavily forested.
Hemaris is a genus of sphinx moths, consisting of about 17 species native to the Holarctic. Four species occur in North and South America and three are found in Europe. Their main host plants are herbs and shrubs of the teasel and honeysuckle families. Moths in genus Hemaris are known collectively as Clearwing Moths or Hummingbird Moths in the US and Bee Hawk-Moths in Britain.