Eutresis hypereia Godman & Salvin


Male dorsal

Male ventral
Female dorsal Female ventral
Identification:
Large, Dircenna pattern, marginal spots paired on ventral hindwing, window in forewing discal cell almost square, two bold white spots at ventral hindwing apex, hindwing orangy.

Wingspan: 82-86mm

Forewing length: 43-45mm


Local distribution: Upper Pacific slope at 1300-1500 m.

Similar species: Eutresis dilucida, Dircenna chiriquensis, Lycorea ilione

Species range: Costa Rica to South America

Abundance: Rare

Larval host plants: Schultesianthus megalandrus, Solandra grandiflora

Early stages: Aggregated

Comments: Flies at canopy level where the host plants grow. Schultesianthus is an epiphyte, while Solandra is a canopy liana. Oviposition was observed on Solandra, but the larvae prefer Schultesianthus.


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Created: 2001. Updated: 18 November 2001.