Pteronymia cotytto (Guérin)


Male dorsal

Male ventral

Female dorsal

Female ventral

Identification:
Small, pattern like Greta oto, forewing apical border thick and triangular, hindwing border with smooth inner edge (toothed in G. oto).

Wingspan: 43-46mm

Forewing length: 22-23mm


Local distribution: Pacific slope at 1100 m.

Similar species: Greta oto, Oleria paula, Ithomia patilla

Species range: Mexico to Panama

Abundance: Rare

Larval host plants: Solanum nudum (Mexico)

Early stages: Solitary

Comments: Recorded once at Monteverde (1100 m), once near Turrialba (700 m), and once near Cañas (100 m). I reared this species on Solanum nudum in Catemaco, Mexico in 1973.


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Images and text copyright © 2001 by William A. Haber, www.cs.umb.edu/efg/
Created: 10 April 2001. Updated: Updated: 17 November 2001.