Archaeoprepona demophon (Nymphalidae)
A startling find on a low shrub, there were two large caterpillars of this species on this single plant and few leaves left. A dead leaf on a nearby shrub caught my eye, I include it for comparison, and for fun.
Dim forest understory on a steep rocky slope just paces in from the main highway to San Juan del Sur, within 10 km of the town center.
Various sources suggest this insect mainly feeds on plants in the Annonaceae. The adult is striking see http://www.butterflyworld.com/butterflyg...