Dircenna relata Butler & DruceFemale

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

Wingspan: 71-74 mm




Identification: Antennae orange in life, smoky shading in forewing discal cell not reaching vein Cu1, size medium, pattern generally bolder than chiriquensis and klugii but less than olyras, shading on ventral hindwing disc often yellow, pattern darker in female.

Similar species
Dircenna klugii
Dircenna olyras
Hyalyris excelsa
Napeogenes cranto
Ithomia xenos

Local distribution: Both slopes down to about 700 m.

Species range: Nicaragua 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/