Eutresis dilucida Staudinger


Male dorsal

Male ventral
Female dorsal Female ventral
Identification:
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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Created: 13 January 2001. Updated: 18 November 2001.