Male: orange with thick black post-discal bar and black borders on both wings.
No central hindwing bar.
Paler below with larger spots and cream stripe on coastal margin at base.
Female: forewing black with five cream-yellow spots and additional spots bordering margin.
Hindwing orange-brown with black border; yellow spots within the border accentuated below.
Local distribution: 47-54 mm
Similar related species
Local distribution: Atlantic slope from lowlands to about 700 m.
Species range: Costa Rica and Panama
Comments: Male and female quite different in size and pattern