Ithomia patilla Hewitson

Male dorsal

Male ventral

Female dorsal

Female ventral

Black postdiscal bar large and extending down vein Cu1, no bar in forewing discal cell, red-brown in dorsal hindwing border, broad triangular border at forewing apex.

Wingspan: 50-54 mm

Forewing length: 27 mm

Horizontal bars = 1 cm

Local distribution: Common on Pacific slope above 700 m and down to lowlands on Atlantic side.

Similar species: Ithomia diasa, Oleria rubescens, Oleria paula, Greta oto

Species range: Mexico to Panama

Abundance: Common

Early stages: Solitary

Larval host plants:
Brachistus stramoniifolius
Lycianthes multiflora
Witheringia meiantha
Witheringia solanacea
Witheringia sp.


36 K JPG
male (underside)

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Images and text copyright © 2001 by William A. Haber,
Created: 9 January 2001. Updated: 17 November 2001.