Actinote anteas (Doubleday, 1847)
Nymphalidae Acraeinae

Male dorsal
Male dorsal
Female dorsal
Female dorsal
Male ventral
Male ventral
Female ventral
Female ventral

  Male and female similar; upper and underside similar.
  Broad cream patch on forewing; no subapical pale spots.
  Hindwing orange with black margin and black veins and rays.
  Orange on underside duller.

Local distribution: 57-71 mm

Similar related species
Actinote leucomelas
Actinote guatemalena

Unrelated models
Eueides vibilia
Ihomia heraldica
Dircenna dero
Ceratinia tutia

Abundance: Uncommon

Local distribution: Pacific slope from 600-1200 m; Atlantic slope from 400-1200 m; higher during migration.

Species range: Mexico to Venezuela

Comments: This species is much less common in our region than Actinote leucomelas, but passes through Monteverde during its eastward migration. Its most similar model, Eueides vibilia, is even rarer in our area. The flight is slow with alternating flapping and gliding, usually in open areas. We have found early stages at about 900 m in the San Luis valley.

Credits: Credits: Images and Text Copyright 2005, William A. Haber,