Ithomia diasa Bates

Male dorsal

Male ventral

Female dorsal

Female ventral

Black postdiscal bar short, bar in forewing discal cell, red-brown in dorsal hindwing border faint or absent.

Wingspan: 44 mm

Forewing length: 25 mm

Local distribution: Atlantic slope up to 800 m; San Luis valley at 1100 m; occasional stray on upper Pacific slope.

Similar species: Ithomia patilla, Oleria rubescens, Hypoleria cassotis

Species range: Nicaragua to South America

Abundance: Rare

Larval host plants: Witheringia asterotricha, Witheringia meiantha

Early stages: Solitary


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Created: 9 January 2001. Updated: 17 November 2001.