Getting to the really hard butterflies! These are hairstreak butterflies and there is so many to choose from in Central America. Note none of these butterflies are as big as a nickle.
I'll start first with a hairstreak that is considered rare by the books I have. No place we looked had an actual live photo of it, just pinned specimens. This is one reason we do this!
next to the Xunantunich Mayan ruins in Belize!
That is all the photos of the hairstreaks I saw. Roger got two more a Oppia Hairstreak, Thereus oppia and the Red-spotted Hairstreak, Tmolus echion echiolus below.
Above is an Ceraunus Blue, Hemiargus ceraunus which is common in Florida and we saw it lots of places in Belize. The most common blue we saw in Belize was the Eastern-tailed Blue which is plentiful in my North Carolina backyard during the summer.
A tiny note from our garden. It looks like we have 2 yellow crocus ready to bloom, I'll check in the morning.