Ceratinia tutia (Bates)


Male dorsal

Male ventral

Female dorsal

Female ventral

Identification:
– like H. euclea, but translucent

– dorsal forewing lacks yellow marginal spots

– yellow and black on forewing variable

– hindwing discal bar variable

Wingspan: 52-53mm

Forewing length: 27mm


Local distribution: Atlantic slope from about 400-800 m elevation.

Similar species: Hypothyris euclea, Pteronymia agalla

Species range: Nicaragua to South America

Abundance: Rare

Larval host plants: Solanum aphyodendron

Early stages:

Comments: Recorded once at San Gerardo (1100 m) and once near La Tigra (450 m).

male (36 K jpg)
male (underside)

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Created: 13 January 2001. Updated: 17 November 2001.