Olyras insignis Salvin

Male dorsal

Male ventral

Female dorsal

Female ventral

Large, forewing and hindwing discs transparent lemon yellow, black markings mostly opaque, ventral forewing and ventral hindwing with paired marginal spots.

Wingspan: 89mm

Forewing length: 45mm

Local distribution: Atlantic slope at 600-1000 m.

Similar species: Eutresis dilucida, Godyris zavaleta, Olyras crathis

Species range: Costa Rica to South America

Abundance: Uncommon

Larval host plants: Schultesianthus megalandrus. Oviposition observed and reared by Isidro Chacón (pers. comm.).

Early stages:

Comments: Common in large light gaps in primary forest at Refugio Eladio.

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