Pteronymia fulvescens Godman & SalvinFemale

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

Wingspan: 55-59 mm




Identification: Like male, but pattern much denser.

Similar species
Pteronymia fulvimargo
Pteronymia notilla
Napeogenes cranto
Ithomia xenos

Local distribution: Common on Pacific side at 1100-1400 m, uncommon down to 700 m; rare on Atlantic side.

Species range: Costa Rica and Panama

Abundance: Common

Early stages: Aggregated

Larval food plants
Solanum brenesii
Solanum tuerckheimii

Comments: One of the most abundant species around the Monteverde community.




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