Tithorea harmonia Godman & SalvinBoth

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

Wingspan: 72-74 mm




Identification: Antennae orange, forewing short with pointed tip, white checks on wing edges, spots on ventral hindwing margin paired, black bar on lower edge of forewing discal cell, black bar above hindwing discal cell, discal bar reduced to a spot or absent.

Similar species
Mechanitis polymnia
Hypothyris lycaste
Thyridia psidii
Melinaea scylax

Local distribution: Enters our area only at the lowest ranges on the dry Pacific slope. Typical of lowland dry forest. Occasionally passes through Monteverde as a migrant. Rarely seen in the Atlantic lowlands (San Carlos).

Species range: Mexico to South America

Abundance: Uncommon

Early stages: Solitary

Larval food plants
Prestonia portobellensis

Comments: The amount of black on the hw disc is highly variable as is the shape of the yellow spots on the fw.




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