Hypoleria cassotis (Bates)


Male dorsal

Male ventral

Female dorsal

Female ventral

Identification:
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.