Dark-cheeked scarlet-eye

Wing span:

Identification: This species is sexually dimorphic, with males being bright orange on the upperside and brown on the underside along the costal and outer margins of the wings. The forewings also have a black pattern resembling a magnifying hand lens. Females are dark brown with  central and subapical slanted white bands (subapical band has five spots). Females also have rounded wings in contrast to the narrower forewings and the elongate backward-projecting hindwings of the males (Janzen et al., 2007). Both males and females have two bands (black in males and brown in females) on the underside of the hindwings. 




Larval food plantCecropia peltata, Cecropia obtusifolia, Pourouma bicolor (Warren et al., 2013)

Adult food:

Reported from: Plantation Blairmont (Region 5)