Pteronymia fulvescens Godman & SalvinMale

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

Wingspan: 55-59 mm




Identification: Antennae yellow-tipped, orange-brown in forewing costal margin, ventral hindwing border with single spots, hind margin of dorsal forewing with orange, hindwing disc shaded orange.

Similar species
Pteronymia fulvimargo
Pteronymia notilla
Napeogenes cranto
Ithomia xenos

Local distribution: Common on Pacific side at 1100-1400 m, uncommon down to 700 m; rare on Atlantic side.

Species range: Costa Rica and Panama

Abundance: Common

Early stages: Aggregated

Larval food plants
Solanum brenesii
Solanum tuerckheimii

Comments: One of the most abundant species around the Monteverde community.




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