Eresia coela Druce, 1874
Nymphalidae Melitaeinae

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

  Sexes distinct.
  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
Eresia sticta
Eresia poecilina

Unrelated models
Napeogenes tolosa
Hyposcada virginiana
Eueides vibilia
Eueides lineata

Abundance: Uncommon

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

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