Attributes of Dircenna klugii

Klug's Clearwing
Dircenna klugii (Geyer, 1837)

Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Danainae
Identification: Antennae are long and orange, wings are translucent pale orange. Forewing has dark inner margin and veins. Hindwing has narrow, black outer margin.
Wing Span: 2 7/8 - 3 1/4 inches (7.3 - 8.3 cm).
Life History: Not reported.
Flight: All year in Central America.
Caterpillar Hosts: Various Solanum species.
Adult Food: Flower nectar, bird droppings, and probably other non-floral resources.
Habitat: Wide variety of tropical forest and second-growth habitats.
Range: Mexico south to Panama. Extremely rare vagrant to South Texas.
Conservation: Has not been seen in Florida since the last century.
NCGR: G4 - Apparently secure globally, though it might be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.
Management Needs: None reported.
Taxonomy Notes:

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Observation Date Submitter Region Verified Datesort icon
February 03, 2010 DJHiker Matagalpa, Nicaragua July 08, 2014 Details
October 05, 2010 Doug Taron Veracruz-Llave, Mexico January 29, 2013 Details
April 08, 2012 John van Dort Francisco Morazán, Honduras April 10, 2012 Details
November 23, 2003 legacy.reporter (North American Butterfly Association (NABA) of South Texas)) Mexico, Victoria County January 29, 2007 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Tamaulipas, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Cameron County, Texas, United States December 31, 2004 Details