Greta oto (Hewitson)

Male dorsal

Male ventral

Female dorsal

Female ventral

Black forewing apex broad with inner edge almost straight, white medial bar strong and bordering black apex.

Wingspan: 56-58mm

Forewing length: 27-31mm

Local distribution: Common on Pacific side from lowlands to 1500 m, rare on Atlantic slope down to 200 m.

Similar species: Oleria paula, Ithomia patilla, Pteronymia cotytto,

Species range: Mexico to Panama

Abundance: Common

Larval host plants:
Cestrum lanatum
Cestrum racemosum
Cestrum sp. “San Luis”

Early stages: Solitary


28 K JPG
male (underside)

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Images and text copyright © 2001 by William A. Haber,
Created: 8 April 2001. Updated: 18 November 2001.