Arcas gozmanyi

This species was originally named Arcas splendor in 1971, but has since changed to Arcas gozmanyi

Taxonomy of butterflies is an incredibly detailed process – the Arcas are no exception.

Ranging from Costa Rica to Columbia, this specimen was collected in Panama and is now housed in the Oxford Museum of Natural History.

Images and text sourced from Paul Smith et al and OUMNH Light Touch.