Callithomia hezia (Hewitson)Both

Male dorsal
Male dorsal
Female dorsal
Female dorsal
Male venrtral
Male venrtral
Female venrtral
Female venrtral

Wingspan: 61-70 mm




Identification: Many small forewing spots, base of forewing black, dorsal hindwing without spots, white spots on ventral hindwing border single.

Similar species
Napeogenes peredia
Hyposcada virginiana
Tithorea tarricina

Local distribution: Atlantic lowlands, reaching 800 m at Refugio Eladio and Poco Sol.

Species range: Mexico to South America

Abundance: Uncommon

Early stages: Solitary

Larval food plants
Lycianthes sanctaeclarae




Credits: Credits: Images and text copyright 2001-2007 by William A. Haber, efg.cs.umb.edu/