Pteronymia artena (Hewitson)Male

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

Wingspan: 56-59 mm




Identification: Costa of dorsal forewing with red-brown, postdiscal bar medium wide, large for a clearwing, fringe of hindwing orange.

Similar species
Pteronymia simplex
Pteronymia hara
Episcada salvinia
Greta polissena

Local distribution: Common on upper Pacific slope; uncommon on upper Atlantic slope at 1100-1500 m (San Gerardo).

Species range: Mexico to South America

Abundance: Common

Early stages: Solitary

Larval food plants
Lycianthes escuintlensis
Lycianthes multiflora
Lycianthes synanthera




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