Pteronymia fumida Schaus


Male dorsal

Male ventral

Female dorsal

Female ventral

Identification:
Male: antennae yellow-tipped, forewing costal margin all black, ventral hindwing cells with paired spots, hind margin of dorsal forewing all black, hindwing disc shaded yellow. Female: like male, but hindwing disc translucent orange instead of yellow and smoky pattern denser.

Wingspan: 53-54mm

Forewing length: 27mm


Local distribution: Extremely rare country-wide and not recorded at Monteverde. Potentially present in the Peñas Blancas valley at 700-900 m.

Similar species: Godyris zavaleta, P. fulvescens, Pteronymia fulvimargo, P. notilla

Species range: Costa Rica to South America

Abundance: Not yet recorded

Larval host plants: Unknown

Early stages: Unknown

Comments: Known only from the Atlantic slope near Siquirres.


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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.