Heterosais edessa (Bates)


Identification:
Forewing apex with black border uniformly narrow, veins on coastal margin of ventral hindwing raised, dorsal borders entirely black, margin of ventral hindwing with white spots only at apex (compare with female).

Male dorsal

Male ventral

Wingspan: 54-59mm

Forewing length: 27-28mm


Local distribution: Below 700 m on Atlantic slope.

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

Species range: Costa Rica to South America

Abundance: Rare

Larval host plants: Unknown

Early stages: Unknown

Comments: Recorded only a few times from the Monteverde region in the lower Río Peñas Blancas drainage at 350 m.


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Images and text copyright © 2001 by William A. Haber, WWW.cs.umb.edu/efg/
Created: 3 April 2001. Updated: 18 November 2001.