Episcada salvinia (Bates)Male

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

Wingspan: 50-52 mm




Identification: Postdiscal bar triangular with pointed end, border of dorsal hindwing often red-brown, hindwing fringe scales black, forewing vein M2 partly white, head narrow compared with Pteronymia.

Similar species
Pteronymia simplex
Pteronymia artena
Greta anette

Local distribution: Most abundant on the Pacific side at 1300-1500 m.

Species range: Mexico to Panama

Abundance: Common

Early stages: Aggregated

Larval food plants
Solanum aphyodendron




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