Ithomia xenos (Bates)Female

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

Wingspan: 63-64 mm




Identification: Bar in forewing discal cell, vfw margin without white spot line, hindwing apex rounded.

Similar species
Napeogenes cranto
Dircenna relata
Pteronymia fulvescens
Pteronymia fulvimargo
Pteronymia lonera

Local distribution: More common on Pacific side (1000-1500 m); rarely occurring down to 800 m on Atlantic side.

Species range: Costa Rica and Panama

Abundance: Common

Early stages: Solitary

Larval food plants
  datasourceName=Sola&Acnistus arborescens
  Cuatresia riparia
  Witheringia cuneata

Comments: Often lays eggs on bare stems or moss on stems well below the leafy twigs.




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