Pseudoscada utilla (Godman & Salvin)

Male dorsal

Male ventral

Female dorsal

Female ventral

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


24 K JPG
male underside

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Images and text copyright © 2001 by William A. Haber,
Created: 3 April 2001. Updated: 17 November 2001.