AppearanceUpperside is black with a small orange patch at the forewing apex; median white band across both wings does not reach the leading edge of the forewing.
Wing Span: 2 1/4 - 2 5/8 inches (5.7 - 6.7 cm).
DistributionFrom S TX, E & W Mexico to N Venezuela & W Ecuador
BehaviorMales perch in light gaps, along forest edges, or in the canopy. Females lay eggs singly on leaves of host plants in light gaps and forest edges.
Flight: March-November in Mexico, all year in Central America.
HabitatLowland tropical forests with a definite dry season.
FoodCaterpillar Hosts: Shrubs in the madder family (Rubiaceae) including Alibertia, Faramea, and Ixora.
Adult Food: Decaying fruit, dung.
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