Callithomia hezia (Hewitson)

Male dorsal

Male ventral

Female dorsal

Female ventral

– many small forewing spots
– base of forewing black
– dorsal hindwing without spots
– single spots on hindwing border

Wingspan: 61-70mm

Forewing length: 32-35mm

Local distribution: Atlantic lowlands, reaching 800 m at Refugio Eladio and Poco Sol.

Similar species: Napeogenes peredia, Hyposcada virginiana, Tithorea tarricina

Species range: Mexico to South America

Abundance: Uncommon

Larval host plants: Lycianthes sanctaeclarae

Early stages: Solitary


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Created: 15 January 2001. Updated: 17 November 2001.