Dircenna chiriquensis Haensch

Male dorsal

Male ventral

Female dorsal

Female ventral

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.