Godyris zavaleta FoxFemale

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

Wingspan: 62-65 mm




Identification: Similar to the male, but hw discal area red-brown not yellow, prominent white marginal spots above, fw more yellow than G. zygia.

Similar species
Godyris zygia
Hyalyris excelsa
Dircenna dero
Mechanitis polymnia

Local distribution: Atlantic slope from lowlands to about 900 m; less abundant toward lowlands. Common at Refugio Eladio and Poco Sol; not reaching San Gerardo.

Species range: Mexico to South America

Abundance: Uncommon

Early stages: Solitary

Larval food plants
Cestrum nocturnum

Comments: Sexually dimorphic; female belongs to a different mimicry pattern.




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