Pteronymia agalla Godman & SalvinBoth

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

Wingspan: 45-46 mm




Identification: Small, prominent cream-yellow forewing band, ventral forewing apex with well-developed white spots; most similar to Pteronymia donata.

Similar species
Pteronymia notilla
Pteronymia fulvescens
Pteronymia fulvimargo
Ceratinia tutia

Local distribution: Uncommon in Atlantic lowlands up to 500 m; recorded once on Pacific side (Guacimal valley) at 700 m.

Species range: Costa Rica and Panama

Abundance: Rare

Early stages: Solitary

Larval food plants
Solanum rovirosanum




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