Pteronymia agalla Godman & Salvin

Male dorsal

Male ventral

Female dorsal

Female ventral

Small, prominent cream-yellow forewing band, ventral forewing apex with well-developed white spots; most similar to Pteronymia donata.

Wingspan: 45-46mm

Forewing length: 23-24mm

Local distribution: Uncommon in Atlantic lowlands up to 500 m; recorded once on Pacific side (Guacimal valley at 700 m).

Similar species: Pteronymia donata, P. notilla, P. fulvescens, P. fulvimargo, Ceratinia tutia

Species range: Costa Rica and Panama

Abundance: Rare

Early stages: Solitary

Larval host plants: Solanum rovirosanum


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