Dircenna chiriquensis HaenschBoth

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

Wingspan: 80-85 mm




Identification: Large, top of thorax with yellow midline, antennae orange, more transparent than relata, shading on ventral hindwing disc whitish.

Similar species
Dircenna klugii
Dircenna relata
Eutresis dilucida
Eutresis hypereia

Local distribution: Montane forest on both slopes, occasionally down to 800 m in the Ro Peas Blancas valley.

Species range: Mexico to Panama

Abundance: Uncommon

Early stages: Solitary

Larval food plants
Solanum aturense

Comments: Females oviposit on hostplants in light gaps in the cloud forest as well as in clearings and along forest edges.




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