Oleria zelica (Druce)

Male dorsal

Male ventral

Female dorsal

Female ventral

Translucent yellow bars, black antennae, large white spots at forewing apex.

Wingspan: 52-55mm

Forewing length: 27mm

Local distribution: Occurring at 500-900 m on Atlantic slope; common at Refugio Eladio, uncommon at Poco Sol.

Similar species: Aeria eurimedea, Scada zibia, Godyris zavaleta, Napeogenes cranto

Species range: Costa Rica to South America

Abundance: Uncommon

Larval host plants: Unknown

Early stages: Unknown

Comments: Low flying in light areas in forest understory.

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Created: 3 April 2001. Updated: 17 November 2001.