Ithomeis eulema Godman & Salvin, 1878imatatrix

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

  Sexes similar, but white spots larger in female.
  Forewing black, small orange patch at base (stronger below), two central white dashes and arc of submarginal white spots and dashes.
  Hindwing orange-brown with wide black border; white spots within border above and below.
  Pattern very similar to Eresia coela and E. poecilina.

Local distribution: 48-58 mm

Similar related species

Unrelated models
Hyposcada virginiana
Napeogenes tolosa
Hyalyris excelsa
Eresia coela
Eresia poecilina
Eueides procula
Heliconius hecalesia

Abundance: Uncommon

Local distribution: Pacific slope at 1100-1400 m.

Species range: Costa Rica to Venezuela

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