Pteronymia notilla Butler & Druce

Male dorsal

Male ventral

Female dorsal

Female ventral

Male: antennae black, forewing costa all black, ventral forewing border with white spot line, markings blacker than fulvimargo. Female: pattern darker than male, with hindwing orange-brown, dorsal hindwing without marginal spots.

Wingspan: 48-50mm

Forewing length: 25mm

Local distribution: Most common on Pacific slope at 1300-1500 m; occasional on Atlantic slope from 700-1200 m (rarely down to 250 m).

Similar species: The male is similar to Pteronymia fulvescens, P. fulvimargo, Ithomia xenos. The female is most similar to the female of Godyris zavaleta.

Species range: Costa Rica to South America

Abundance: Uncommon

Larval host plants: Solanum tuerckheimii

Early stages: Solitary


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male underside female underside

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Images and text copyright © 2001 by William A. Haber,
Created: 3 April 2001. Updated: 17 November 2001.