Eutresis hypereia Godman & SalvinBoth

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

Wingspan: 82-86 mm




Identification: Large, Dircenna pattern, marginal spots paired on ventral hindwing, window in forewing discal cell almost square, two bold white spots at ventral hindwing apex, hindwing orangy.

Similar species
Eutresis dilucida
Dircenna chiriquensis

Local distribution: Upper Pacific slope at 1300-1500 m.

Species range: Costa Rica to South America

Abundance: Rare

Early stages: Aggregated

Larval food plants
Schultesianthus megalandrus
Solandra grandiflora

Comments: Flies at canopy level where the host plants grow. Schultesianthus is an epiphyte, while Solandra is a canopy liana. Oviposition was observed on Solandra, but the larvae preferred Schultesianthus.




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