Dircenna dero (Felder & Felder)

Male dorsal

Male ventral

Female dorsal

Female ventral

Thick black borders, bold black bar in forewing discal cell, hind margin of forewing mostly orange above.

Wingspan: 63-67mm

Forewing length: 32-34mm

Local distribution: Río Guacimal valley at 600-700 m. Peñas Blancas valley at 700-800 m.

Similar species: Dircenna relata, Ithomia xenos, Napeogenes cranto, Pteronymia agalla

Species range: Mexico to South America

Abundance: Rare

Larval host plants:

Solanum chrysotrichum
Solanum rudepannum

Early stages: Solitary


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