Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Great Emesis
Emesis mandana

Observation date: January 17, 2020
Submitted by: Paul Prappas
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: A rather chewed up and faded individual. Based on slightly curved leading edge, scalloped end of FW and dorsal pattern, I narrowed species down to "lupina", "tenedia" and "mandana." Glassberg's Field Guide mentions that on Great Emesis "mandana", there is a lone HW finger that extends downward toward the PM band from the adjacent black band. This emesis does have that mark (notable on left HW) and that band matches up perfectly for this species. I should also note that this was a large emesis, which also supports Great Emesis.
Status: Unknown
Verified by: Charlie Doggett
Verified date: June 28, 2022
Coordinator notes: All online photos of this species are redder or more orange than this photo, but the pattern matches better than two other similar species that could be considered in the future: Dark Tanmark, Emesis ocypore - and - Black-vented Silvermark, Metacharis victix, the latter which is more common in Costa Rica.
Checklist region(s): Costa Rica, Heredia