Oleria rubescens (Butler & Druce)

Male dorsal

Male ventral

Female dorsal

Female ventral

Strong forewing discal bar, black forewing apex narrow with curved inner edge, postdiscal bar rectangular, veins M2 and M3 black.

Wingspan: 49-50mm

Forewing length: 23-25mm

Local distribution: Common on Atlantic side at 700-1200 m; rare on Pacific side above 1200 m.

Similar species: Oleria vicina, Ithomia diasa, Ithomia patilla, Greta nero

Species range: Mexico to Panama

Abundance: Uncommon

Larval host plants: Solanum siparunoides

Early stages: Solitary


26 K JPG
female (underside)

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Images and text copyright © 2001 by William A. Haber, www.cs.umb.edu/efg/
Created: 3 April 2001. Updated: 17 November 2001.