Identification: Forewing discal cell mostly filled with smoky shading with apical edge reaching vein Cu1, antennae cream in life, medium size, pattern generally bolder than chiriquensis, klugii and relata, shading on ventral hindwing disc whitish, pattern darker in female.
Local distribution: Both slopes down to about 700 m.
Species range: Nicaragua to Panama
Early stages: Solitary
Larval food plants
Comments: Fox considered this butterfly to be a full species (Dircenna olyras calverti Fox, 1941), but DeVries (1987) lumped it with D. relata as a form. In Monteverde the dark form with cream antennae and the discal bar reaching vein Cu1 seems distinct and this is the only type of Dircenna that I have observed using Solanum cordovense as a larval hostplant.