Pteronymia parva (Salvin)

Male dorsal

Male ventral

Female dorsal

Female ventral

Small, forewing apical border thick with smoothly curving inner edge, postdiscal bar broad with end forked, thoracic markings yellow.

Wingspan: 41-42mm

Forewing length: 21mm

Local distribution: Atlantic lowlands up to 1200 m (Poco Sol, Refugio Eladio, San Gerardo).

Similar species: Pseudoscada utilla, Oleria paula, Hypoleria cassotis

Species range: Costa Rica and Panama

Abundance: Rare

Larval host plants: Solanum arboreum

Early stages: Solitary

Comments: One of our smallest ithomiine species.

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Created: 3 April 2001. Updated: 17 November 2001.