Local distribution: Abundant on Pacific side above 1000 m; uncommon on Atlantic slope; uncommon in the lowlands on both sides.
Similar species: Hypothyris lycaste, Mechanitis polymnia, Napeogenes tolosa
Species range: Nicaragua to Panama.
Early stages: eggs are laid singly; larvae are solitary; the later instars make a loose nest of leaves tagged together with silk.
Larval host plants:
Comments: One of the most abundant species in the region. Found both in forest and disturbed areas.