Scada zibia (Bates)Both

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

Wingspan: 39-44 mm




Identification: Traslucent yellow bars, small white spot lines on dorsal borders of both wings, black antennae.

Similar species
Aeria eurimedea
Oleria zelica

Local distribution: Atlantic lowlands, 0-700 m; Poco Sol field station.

Species range: Nicaragua to South America

Abundance: Rare

Early stages: Solitary

Larval food plants
Solanum arboreum
Solanum aturense

Comments: Flies low to the ground with shallow wingbeats. Males form small, single-species leks in sunny places in forest understory. Females oviposit on seedlings in light gaps.




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