Scada zibia (Bates)


Male dorsal

Male ventral

Female dorsal

Female ventral

Identification:
Traslucent yellow bars, small white spot lines on dorsal borders of both wings, black antennae.

Wingspan: 39-44 mm

Forewing length: 21-23 mm

Horizontal bars = 1 cm

Local distribution: Atlantic lowlands, 0-700 m; Poco Sol field station.

Similar species: Aeria eurimedea, Oleria zelica

Species range: Nicaragua to South America.

Abundance: Rare.

Larval host plants: Solanum arboreum, Solanum siparunoides

Early stages: eggs are laid singly; larvae are solitary.

Comments: Flies low to the ground with shallow wingbeats. Males form small leks in sunny places in understory. Females oviposit on seedlings in light gaps.


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Created: 28 December 2000. Updated: 17 November 2001.