Pteronymia fulvimargo Butler & Druce


Male dorsal

Male ventral

Female dorsal

Female ventral

Identification:
Antennae black, forewing costa with orange-brown, ventral forewing border without white spot line, pattern more orange than P. notilla.

Wingspan: 55-58mm

Forewing length: 27-29mm


Local distribution: Pacific slope at 1400-1600 m; not recorded on Atlantic side.

Similar species: Pteronymia fulvescens, P. notilla, Napeogenes cranto, Ithomia xenos

Species range: Costa Rica and Panama

Abundance: Uncommon

Larval host plants: Lycianthes synanthera?

Early stages: Aggregated?

Comments: A single cluster of eggs found on Lycianthes synanthera seems likely to be this species based on the appearence of the larvae; however, none of them reached the adult stage.


28 K JPG
female underside

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Images and text copyright © 2001 by William A. Haber, www.cs.umb.edu/efg/
Created: 3 April 2001. Updated: 17 November 2001.