Identification: Large size, broad wings, many small forewing spots, black antennae, small white checks on wing edges.
Local distribution: Pacific slope from 700-1500 m; Atlantic slope down to the lowlands.
Species range: Mexico to South America
Early stages: Solitary
Larval food plants
Comments: The amount of black on the hindwing disc is highly variable as is the shape of the yellow spots on the forewing. Unusual in not using Solanaceae as larval hosts. The hosts are vines with clear sap containing pyrrholyzine alkaloids instead of the usual white latex of most family members.