Olyras crathis Godman & Salvin

Male dorsal

Male ventral

Female dorsal

Female ventral

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.