Eueides isabella (Cramer, 1781)
Nymphalidae Heliconiinae

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

  Male and female similar.
  Forewing black with orange at base, two rows of cream marks in distal half.
  Hindwing with central black bar and pairs of white spots within black border.
  Underside similar, but the colors are duller.

Local distribution: 81 mm

Similar related species
Eueides procula
Eueides vibilia

Unrelated models
Heliconius ismenius
Lycorea cleobaea
Melinaea ethra
Mechanitis lysimnia
Hypothyris lycaste
Hypothyris euclea

Abundance: Common

Local distribution: Both slopes from lowlands to about 1500 m.

Species range: Mexico to Brazil, Antilles

Comments: As a common migrant through Monteverde, this species can be seen much higher in elevation than its breeding habitat.

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