Greta nero (Hewitson)

Male dorsal

Male ventral

Female dorsal

Female ventral

Forewing postdiscal bar very broad, forewing vein M2 partly white, dorsal hindwing border usually with red-brown.

Wingspan: 60-61mm

Forewing length: 29-32mm

Local distribution: On both slopes at 700 to 1500 m.

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

Species range: Mexico to Panama

Abundance: Uncommon

Larval host plants: Cestrum racemosum

Early stages: Solitary


Greta nero, male underside

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