Greta anette (Guérin-Ménéville)

Male dorsal

Male ventral

Female dorsal

Female ventral

Dorsal borders red-brown, forewing postdiscal bar narrow, M2 and M3 at most weakly bowed, costal margin of ventral hindwing without a central black spot (as seen in male G. polissena).

Wingspan: 55-60mm

Forewing length: 26-29mm

Local distribution: On both slopes at about 1200 to 1500 m.

Similar species: Greta spp., Pteronymia spp., Hypoleria cassotis

Species range: Mexico to Panama

Abundance: Common

Larval host plants:

Cestrum fragile
Cestrum irazuense
Cestrum lanatum
Cestrum megalophyllum
Cestrum rugulosum, cf.
Cestrum sp. “Button Berry”

Early stages: Solitary


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male (underside) female (underside)

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Images and text copyright © 2001 by William A. Haber,
Created: 3 April 2001. 18 November 2001.