Dircenna klugii (Geyer)Both

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

Wingspan: 67-71 mm




Identification: Medium size, antennae orange, top of thorax with white midline, shading on ventral hindwing disc yellowish.

Similar species
Dircenna chiriquensis
Dircenna relata
Ithomia xenos
Napeogenes cranto

Local distribution: On both slopes down to about 700 m. Most abundant on the Pacific side at 1300-1500 m.

Species range: Mexico to Panama

Abundance: Common

Early stages: Solitary

Larval food plants
Solanum chrysotrichum
Solanum umbellatum




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