Godyris zavaleta Fox

Male dorsal

Male ventral

Female dorsal

Female ventral

Similar to the male, but hindwing discal area red-brown not yellow, prominent white marginal spots above, forewing more yellow than G. zygia.

Wingspan: 62-65mm

Forewing length: 31-33mm

Local distribution: Atlantic slope from lowlands to about 900 m; less abundant toward lowlands. Common at Refugio Eladio and Poco Sol, but not reaching San Gerardo.

Similar species: Godyris zygia (male), Olyras insignis, Napeogenes cranto, Oleria zelica (male); Hyalyris excelsa, Dircenna dero, Mechanitis polymnia (female).

Species range: Mexico to South America

Abundance: Uncommon

Larval host plants: Cestrum nocturnum, cf.

Early stages: Solitary


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Created: 13 January 2001. Updated: 18 November 2001.