wingspan : male 67/72, female 70/72 mm

this butterfly should be Hyalyris mestra personata (Fabio Vitale) ; collected from Mera to the Macas/Atillo road, from 1100 to 1700 m.

it is difficult to tell Hyalyris antea antea from Hyalyris mestra personata, although the latter is larger and also from Hyalyris lactea lactea - to differenciate them see new facts page


Hyalyris mestra personata, male and female, always show, in the black FW costa, a flat hyaline triangle, the apex of which reaches the discocellular vein.

this marking is never present on antea antea.

to identify Hyalyris lactea lactea, see this species page.

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