Hypoleria cassotis (Bates)

Male dorsal

Male ventral

Female dorsal

Female ventral

Black border of forewing apex wide with inner edge broken by two poorly defined clear spots, hindwing border with smooth inner edge, dorsal borders entirely black.

Wingspan: 47-50mm

Forewing length: 25-26mm

Local distribution: Most common on Atlantic side (0-1200 m); rarely recorded as a stray on upper Pacific slope.

Similar species: Pseudoscada utilla, Pteronymia parva, Ithomia patilla, Heterosais edessa

Species range: Mexico to Panama

Abundance: Uncommon

Larval host plants: Cestrum megalophyllum

Early stages: Solitary


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male underside female underside

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Created: 3 April 2001. Updated: 18 November 2001.