Pteronymia artena (Hewitson)

Male dorsal

Male ventral

Female dorsal

Female ventral

Costa of dorsal forewing with red-brown, postdiscal bar medium wide, large for a clearwing, fringe of hindwing orange.

Wingspan: 56-59mm

Forewing length: 31mm

Local distribution: Common on upper Pacific slope; uncommon on upper Atlantic slope at 1100-1500 m (San Gerardo).

Similar species: Pteronymia simplex, P. tigranes, Episcada salvinia, Greta polissena

Species range: Mexico to South America

Abundance: Common

Larval host plants:

Lycianthes escuintlensis
Lycianthes multiflora
Lycianthes synanthera

Early stages: Solitary


44 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.