Local distribution: Both slopes down to about 700 m.
Similar species: Dircenna relata, Hyalyris excelsa, Ithomia xenos, Napeogenes cranto
Species range: Nicaragua to Panama
Larval host plants:
Early stages: Solitary
Comments: Fox considered this butterfly to be a full species (Dircenna olyras calverti Fox, 1941), but DeVries (1987) lumped it with D. relata as a form. In Monteverde the dark form with cream antennae and the discal bar reaching vein Cu1 seems distinct and this is the only type of Dircenna that I have observed using Solanum cordovense as a larval hostplant.