This information is based an ongoing project dedicated to the inventory and dissemination of information on lepidopteran larvae, their host plants, and their parasitoids in a Costa Rican tropical wet forest and an Ecuadorian montane cloud forest.
Species determination not yet resolved.
Common Morphospecies Name: "Speckeld Thing"
For evolutionary relationship between Piper host plants and the specialist caterpillar genus Eois, see attached pdf (Wilson et al., 2012).
Collected in Napo Province, Ecuador (Yanayacu Biolgical Staion and Center for Creative Studies).
Piperaceae: Piper nov. sp. "Pink Belly"