Dircenna klugii (Geyer)

Male dorsal

Male ventral

Female dorsal

Female ventral

Medium size, antennae orange, top of thorax with white midline, shading on ventral hindwing disc yellowish.

Wingspan: 67-71mm

Forewing length: 34-35mm

Local distribution: On both slopes down to about 700 m. Most abundant on the Pacific side at 1300-1500 m.

Similar species: Dircenna chiriquensis, D. relata, Ithomia xenos, Napeogenes cranto

Species range: Mexico to Panama

Abundance: Common

Larval host plants:

Solanum chrysotrichum
Solanum rudepannum
Solanum umbellatum

Early stages: Solitary


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Male D. klugii on flowers of Ageratum rugosum.

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