Hyposcada virginiana (Haensch)

Male dorsal

Male ventral

Female dorsal

Female ventral

Spots on forewing white- not yellow, antennae black, bold white spots at hindwing apex.

Wingspan: 58-67mm

Forewing length: 33-34mm

Local distribution: Uncommon on upper Pacific slope, more abundant at mid-elevation on Atlantic slope (Refugio Eladio).

Similar species: Napeogenes peredia and N. tolosa, Callithomia hezia, Mechanitis polymnia

Species range: Mexico to South America

Abundance: Uncommon

Larval host plants:

Columnea consanguinea (Gesneriaceae)
Columnea glabra (Gesneriaceae)
Drymonia conchocalyx (Gesneriaceae)?

Early stages: Solitary

Comments: The only ithomiine in Costa Rica that uses species of Gesneriaceae as larval hosts.

36 K JPG
male (underside)

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Images and text copyright © 2001 by William A. Haber, www.cs.umb.edu/efg/
Created: 12 January 2001. Updated: 18 November 2001.