Dircenna chiriquensis Haensch


Male dorsal

Male ventral

Female dorsal

Female ventral

Identification:
Large, top of thorax with yellow midline, antennae orange, more transparent than relata, shading on ventral hindwing disc whitish.

Wingspan: 80-85mm

Forewing length: 41-42mm


Local distribution: Montane forest on both slopes, occasionally down to 800 m in the Río Peñas Blancas valley.

Similar species: Dircenna klugii, D. relata, Eutresis dilucida, E. hypereia

Species range: Mexico to Panama

Abundance: Uncommon

Larval host plants: Solanum siparunoides

Early stages: Solitary

Comments: Females oviposit on hostplants in light gaps in the cloud forest as well as in clearings and along forest edges.


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Created: 17 February 2001. Updated: 17 November 2001.