Hypoleria cassotis (Bates)Both

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

Wingspan: 47-50 mm




Identification: Black border of forewing apex wide with inner edge broken by two poorly defined clear spots, hindwing border with smooth inner edge, dorsal borders entirely black.

Similar species
Pseudoscada utilla
Pteronymia parva
Ithomia patilla
Heterosais edessa

Local distribution: Most common on Atlantic side; rarely recorded as a stray on upper Pacific slope.

Species range: Mexico to Panama

Abundance: Uncommon

Early stages: Solitary

Larval food plants
Cestrum megalophyllum




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