Pteronymia cotytto (Guérin)

Male dorsal

Male ventral

Female dorsal

Female ventral

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.

Monteverde page
Images and text copyright © 2001 by William A. Haber,
Created: 10 April 2001. Updated: Updated: 17 November 2001.