Pseudoscada utilla (Godman & Salvin)


Male dorsal

Male ventral

Female dorsal

Female ventral

Identification:
Small, black postdiscal bar pointed, hindwing border with smooth inner edge, dorsal forewing borders entirely black, inner edge of forewing apical border with a bump, thoracic markings white (compare with P. parva).

Wingspan: 43-45mm

Forewing length: 22mm


Local distribution: Atlantic lowlands to 1100 m; common at Refugio Eladio.

Similar species: Hypoleria cassotis, Pteronymia parva, P. tigranes, Greta polissena

Species range: Nicaragua to South America

Abundance: Uncommon

Larval host plants: Unknown

Early stages: Unknown

Comments:


24 K JPG
male 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.