Pteronymia simplex (Salvin)


Male dorsal

Male ventral

Female dorsal

Female ventral

Identification:
Black postdiscal bar very narrow, white forewing spots and medial bar highly reduced, border of dorsal hindwing usually black, hindwing fringe scales orange.

Wingspan: 50-56mm

Forewing length: 25-28mm


Local distribution: From 1200-1500 m on both slopes, but more common on Pacific side.

Similar species: Episcada salvinia, Pteronymia artena, Greta spp.

Species range: Mexico to Panama

Abundance: Common

Larval host plants:

Solanum aphyodendron
Solanum brenesii
Solanum pastillum
Solanum pertenue
Solanum ramonense
Solanum rovirosanum
Solanum tuerckheimii

Early stages: Solitary

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Created: 10 April 2001. Updated: 17 November 2001.