Eurybia latifasciata (Hewitson; Mesosemia) 1869

Forewing: 21-27mm

Proboscis: 28-32mm

Range: Colombia, Ecuador and Peru

This mimic of Mesosemia has a broad white band traversing both the wings.  It is paarently quite rare, judging from minimal representation of this species in collections.  It is the perfect alignment of pattern elements in adjoining wing cells of this species, which yields a striped wing pattern coordinatied over both the fore- and hindwing.  Thus developmentally independent pattern elements can form a well-coordinated overall pattern.  This should be considered a special or derived condition, because perfect alignment must be the result of specific selection (Nijout, 1991).

(Hanner 1997)

Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith