Godyris zygia (Godman & Salvin)Male

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

Wingspan: 60-63 mm




Identification: Similar to male G. zavaleta, but smoky pattern more pronounced, forewing discal cell mostly dark, forewing with much less yellow.

Similar species
Godyris zavaleta
Oleria zelica

Local distribution: Southern pacific region at 0-1000 m reaching as far north as the Central Valley. Not recorded from the Monteverde region.

Species range: Costa Rica and Panama

Abundance: Not yet recorded

Early stages: Solitary

Larval food plants
Cestrum nocturnum

Comments: May be a Pacific slope subspecies of G. zavaleta (DeVries 1987).




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