Heterosais edessa (Bates)Male

Male dorsal
Male dorsal
Male venrtral
Male venrtral

Wingspan: 54-59 mm

Identification: Forewing apex with black border uniformly narrow, veins on coastal margin of ventral hindwing raised, dorsal borders entirely black, margin of ventral hindwing with white spots only at apex (compare with female).

Similar species
Greta polissena
Hypoleria cassotis
Pteronymia artena

Local distribution: Below 700 m on Atlantic slope.

Species range: Costa Rica to South America

Abundance: Rare

Early stages: Unknown

Larval food plants

Comments: Recorded only a few times from the Monteverde region in the lower Ro Peas Blancas drainage at 350 m.

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