Greta polissena (Haensch)Male

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

Wingspan: 52-55 mm

Identification: Forewing postdiscal bar narrow, dorsal borders mostly black, costal margin of ventral hindwing of male with a central black spot.

Similar species
Greta anette
Pteronymia simplex
Pteronymia artena
Hypoleria cassotis

Local distribution: Common on upper Pacific slope at 1300 to 1600 m and Atlantic slope down to 700 m (Poco sol).

Species range: Costa Rica to South America

Abundance: Common

Early stages: Solitary

Larval food plants
Cestrum fragile
Cestrum irazuense
Cestrum megalophyllum
Cestrum buttonberry
Cestrum lanceleaf
Cestrum longpetiole

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