Male and female distinct.
Male orange-brown with bold black bars and borders; paler below.
Hindwing with central black bar close to margin.
Female similar, but orange marks on distal forewing replaced by numerous paler spots.
Submarginal black bar on hindwing more central in female.
Local distribution: 45-50 mm
Similar related species
Local distribution: Widespread on Atlantic slope; Pacific slope from about 600-1500 m.
Species range: Mexico to Colombia and Venezuela
Comments: This species looks much more like an Eresia species than a Castilia. The male is very similar to male Eresia coela; the female is very similar to Eresia alsona and coela, but lacks a hindwing discal bar. This species commonly migrates back and forth through Monteverde between the Pacific and Atlantic slope.