Oleria paula (Weymer)

Female dorsal

Female ventral

Black forewing apex broad with straight inner edge, white forewing bar covers M2 and M3, forewing discal bar absent or rarely visible as a weak smudge.

Wingspan: 46mm

Forewing length: 23mm

Local distribution: Common on Atlantic side up to 800 m; uncommon on Pacific side from 700-1500 m.

Similar species: Ithomia patilla, Greta oto, Pteronymia parva, Pteronymia cotytto

Species range: Mexico to Panama

Abundance: Uncommon

Larval host plants: Lycianthes multiflora

Early stages: Solitary


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Created: 3 April 2001. Updated: 2 November 2001.