Hypothyris lycaste (Bates)Male

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

Wingspan: 66-67 mm




Identification: No white spots on ventral hindwing, base of forewing orange-brown; hindwing disal bar may be strong, reduced to a spot or absent; black border of hindwing poorly developed.

Similar species
Mechanitis polymnia
Tithorea harmonia
Napeogenes tolosa

Local distribution: Pacific slope at 1000-1400 m; Atlantic slope at about 400-700 m.

Species range: Mexico to South America

Abundance: Uncommon

Early stages: Solitary

Larval food plants
Solanum accrescens

Comments: Typical of forest edge and secondary areas. The hostplant grows in old pastures, coffee patches and forest edge.




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