Pteronymia cotytto (Gurin)Both

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

Wingspan: 43-46 mm




Identification: Small, pattern like Greta oto, forewing apical border thick and triangular, hindwing border with smooth inner edge (toothed in G. oto).

Similar species
Greta oto
Oleria paula
Ithomia patilla

Local distribution: Pacific slope at 1100 m.

Species range: Mexico to Panama

Abundance: Rare

Early stages: Solitary

Comments: Recorded once at Monteverde (San Luis valley at 1100 m), once near Turrialba (700 m), and once near Caas (100 m). I reared this species on Solanum nudum in Catemaco, Mexico in 1973.




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