Hyposcada virginiana (Haensch)Both

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

Wingspan: 58-67 mm




Identification: Spots on forewing white- not yellow, antennae black, bold white spots at hindwing apex.

Similar species
Napeogenes peredia
Napeogenes tolosa
Callithomia hezia
Mechanitis polymnia

Local distribution: Uncommon on upper Pacific slope, more abundant at mid-elevation on Atlantic slope (Refugio Eladio).

Species range: Mexico to South America

Abundance: Uncommon

Early stages: Solitary

Larval food plants
  datasourceName=Sola&Columnea consanguinea
  Columnea grata
  Drymonia conchocalyx

Comments: The only ithomiine in Costa Rica known to use Gesneriaceae as larval hosts.




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