Ithomia celemia Butler & DruceBoth

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

Wingspan: 59-60 mm




Identification: Wings short, no black on forewing rear margin, round black spot in forewing discal cell, orange-brown grown color opaque, marginal spots all yellow- not white, no hindwing discal bar.

Similar species
Mechanitis lysimnia
Mechanitis polymnia
Melinaea scylax

Local distribution: Not recorded from our region. Occurs in the southern Pacific area as far north as Quepos.

Species range: Costa Rica to South America

Abundance: Not yet recorded

Early stages: Solitary

Larval food plants
Cuatresia riparia




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