Greta oto (Hewitson)Both

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

Wingspan: 56-58 mm




Identification: Black forewing apex broad with inner edge almost straight, white medial bar strong and bordering black apex.

Similar species
Oleria paula
Ithomia patilla
Pteronymia cotytto

Local distribution: Common on Pacific side from lowlands to 1500 m, rare on Atlantic slope down to 200 m.

Species range: Mexico to Panama

Abundance: Common

Early stages: Solitary

Larval food plants
Cestrum racemosum
Cestrum SanLuis
Cestrum tomentosum




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