Hypothyris euclea HaenschBoth

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

Wingspan: 55 mm




Identification: Small, black spot in forewing discal cell teardrop-shaped, only two yellow patches on forewing in addition to marginal spot line, strong hindwing discal bar.

Similar species
Melinaea ethra
Mechanitis polymnia
Mechanitis lysimnia

Local distribution: Atlantic lowlands up to about 600 m. Found only on the lower edge of the Monteverde Reserve complex. Rare on Pacific slope at 900 m.

Species range: Mexico to South America

Abundance: Uncommon

Early stages: Aggregated

Comments: The hostplant is found at Poco Sol. Anywhere else, the species is probably a stray. Only seen in Monteverde as a rare migrant or stray. Rare individuals have the fw markings white instead of yellow.




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