Episcada salvinia (Bates)

Male dorsal

Male ventral

Female dorsal

Female ventral

Postdiscal bar triangular with pointed end, border of dorsal hindwing often red-brown, hindwing fringe scales black, forewing vein M2 partly white, head narrow compared with Pteronymia.

Wingspan: 50-52mm

Forewing length: 26mm

Local distribution: Most abundant on the Pacific side at 1300-1500 m.

Similar species: Pteronymia simplex, Pteronymia artena, Greta anette

Species range: Mexico to Panama

Abundance: Common

Larval host plants: Solanum aphyodendron

Early stages: Clustered


male (28 K jpg)
male (underside)

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Created: 17 February 2001. Updated: 18 November 2001.