Eutresis dilucida Staudinger

Male dorsal

Male ventral
Female dorsal Female ventral
Large, Dircenna pattern, marginal spots on ventral hindwing paired, window in forewing discal cell pointed, without bold white spots at ventral forewing apex, hindwing dull brown.

Wingspan: 89-92mm

Forewing length: 46-47mm

Local distribution: Upper Pacific slope above 1400 m (lower cloud forest); rarely on the Atlantic slope (800 m).

Similar species: Eutresis hypereia, Olyras crathis, Dircenna chiriquensis, Lycorea ilione

Species range: Costa Rica and Panama

Abundance: Uncommon

Larval host plants: Schultesianthus megalandrus

Early stages: Aggregated

Comments: Often flies in subcanopy and canopy where the host plants are epiphytic shrubs.

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