Pteronymia lonera (Haber, Brown & Freitas)Both

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

Wingspan: 57-63 mm




Identification: Dircenna pattern; triangular charcoal smudge in forewing cell; paired white marginal spots on ventral hindwing, hind margin of dorsal forewing all black, ventral hindwing costa without a white streak (as in Dircenna), smaller than Dircenna.

Similar species
Dircenna relata
Dircenna olyras
Napeogenes cranto
Ithomia xenos

Local distribution: Recorded in our region from a single forest fragment (1400 m) on the Atlantic slope NW of Monteverde.

Species range: Costa Rica and Panama

Abundance: Rare

Early stages: Solitary

Larval food plants
Cyphomandra hartwegii

Comments: Not seen in the Monteverde region since 1979. The hindwing discal area is distinctly more transparent in the male than in the female. Solanum circinatum was formerly called Cyphomandra hartwegii.




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