Olyras crathis Godman & Salvin


Male dorsal

Male ventral

Female dorsal

Female ventral

Identification:
Large, hindwing disc translucent, marginal white spots paired on ventral forewing and ventral hindwing, no white spots on dorsal hindwing (see H. excelsa).

Wingspan: 81-93mm

Forewing length: 43-46mm


Local distribution: Upper Pacific slope at 1300-1500 m; recorded once at San Gerardo (1100 m).

Similar species: Hyalyris excelsa, Mechanitis polymnia, Thyridia psidii

Species range: Costa Rica to South America

Abundance: Rare

Larval host plants: Solandra grandiflora (suspected)

Early stages: Unknown

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Created: 13 January 2001. Updated: 17 November 2001.