Pteronymia simplex (Salvin)Male

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

Wingspan: 50-56 mm

Identification: Black postdiscal bar very narrow, white forewing spots and medial bar highly reduced, border of dorsal hindwing usually black, hindwing fringe scales orange.

Similar species
Episcada salvinia
Pteronymia artena
Greta polissena

Local distribution: From 1200-1600 m on both slopes, but more common on Pacific side.

Species range: Mexico to Panama

Abundance: Common

Early stages: Solitary

Larval food plants
Solanum aphyodendron
Solanum brenesii
Solanum pastillum
Solanum pertenue
Solanum ramonense
Solanum rovirosanum
Solanum tuerckheimii

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