A beautiful butterfly species was discovered in Guanacaste and Costa Rican scientists presented the finding last week at a meeting of the Bureau of the United Nations Environment Assembly, in Trondheim, Norway.
The butterfly was named Philtronoma Cbdora in honor of the Convention on Biological Diversity, an international treaty of 1993.
It has bright pink hind wings that are seen when it flies but completely hidden under front wings that are grey when it lands, camouflaging itself for protection.
As a caterpillar, the animal only feeds on mature leaves of Neea psychotrioides, a native bush of the tropical forest.
The discovery is a result of the Costa Rican biodiversity inventory program which is intended to classify all species in the country. Costa Rica is a leader in conservation of nature.