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Dircenna Doubleday 1847

Andrew V. Z. Brower
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taxon links [up-->]Dircenna loreta [up-->]Dircenna dero [up-->]Dircenna adina [up-->]Dircenna klugii [up-->]Dircenna jemina [up-->]Dircenna olyras [down<--]Ithomiini Interpreting the tree
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Containing group: Ithomiini


Medium-sized ithomiines, ranging from Mexico to Southern Brazil. Larvae feed on Solanum (Solanaceae).


The hindwing discal cell is large and extended to a point on the subcostal margin. Antennal tips are yellow (a feature shared by the group's Müllerian mimics).


Willmott KR, and Lamas G. 2006. A phylogenetic reassessment of Hyalenna Forbes and Dircenna Doubleday, with a revision of Hyalenna (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Ithomiinae). Systematic Entomology 31: 419-468.

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Scientific Name Dircenna loreta
Location Sacha Lodge on the Rio Napo, Ecuador
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Source Loreta Clearwing
Source Collection Neotropical Butterflies
Copyright © 2003 Bob Grosek
Scientific Name Dircenna klugii
Location Selva Negra, Nicaragua
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Sex Female
Source Klug's Clearwing
Source Collection Neotropical Butterflies
Copyright © 2003 Richard Lehman
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