Aeria eurimedea Godman & Salvin

Male dorsal

Male ventral

Female dorsal

Female ventral

– black antennae
– opaque yellow bars
– no white spots on dorsum
Wingspan: 47 mm

Forewing: 28 mm

Horizontal bars = 1 cm.

Local distribution: Atlantic slope (Refugio Eladio, Poco Sol) to lowlands; rare stray in Monteverde community.

Similar species: Scada zibia, Oleria zelica

Species range: Mexico to South America

Abundance: Uncommon.

Early stages: eggs are laid singly; larvae are solitary.

Host plants: Prestonia spp.

Comments: Flies slowly with shallow wing beats within 1 m of the ground.

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Created: 28 December 2000. Updated: 17 November 2001.