Fig 1. Adulto macho de <i>Trichaea pilicornis</i>. Area de Conservacio?n Guanacaste, Sector El Hacha, Sendero Bejuquilla, elevacio?n 280 mt. (00-SRNP-2984-DHJ33542).Fig 1. Adulto macho de Trichaea pilicornis. Area de Conservacio?n Guanacaste, Sector El Hacha, Sendero Bejuquilla, elevacio?n 280 mt. (00-SRNP-2984-DHJ33542).

 

 

 

 The inventory of butterflies Guanacaste Conservation Area, daily aims to discover more each species of butterfly larvae and adults who live in it, is why every time we send new species and large importance to both the inventory and the world in general that in one way or another can interact with nature and this is a means which can observe even the smallest details and that those tiny details in most cases result in new species.

Trichaea pilicornis is a species that is not common to observe flying and has bold colors and they are butterflies all night mind more orange and coffee.
This species is collected in different parts of the Guanacaste Conservation Area, from 95 meters elevation up to 1276 meters elevation.

Trichaea adults pilicornis:

Adults are a small size of bright colors varies slightly between the female and the male, is a totally nocturnal species, but its adults have very strong wings. As we can see in the following images. See (Fig. 2, 3, 4 and 5).? 

Fig 2. Adulto hembra de <i>Trichaea pilicornis</i>. Area de Conservacio?n Guanacaste, Sector San Cristóbal, Rio Blanco Abajo, elevacio?n 500 mt. (05-SRNP-5768- DHJ332512). Posicio?n dorsal.Fig 2. Adulto hembra de Trichaea pilicornis. Area de Conservacio?n Guanacaste, Sector San Cristóbal, Rio Blanco Abajo, elevacio?n 500 mt. (05-SRNP-5768- DHJ332512). Posicio?n dorsal.  Fig 3. Adulto hembra de <i>Trichaea pilicornis</i>. Area de Conservacio?n Guanacaste, Sector San Cristóbal, Rio Blanco Abajo, elevacio?n 500 mt. (05-SRNP-5768- DHJ332513). Posicio?n ventral.Fig 3. Adulto hembra de Trichaea pilicornis. Area de Conservacio?n Guanacaste, Sector San Cristóbal, Rio Blanco Abajo, elevacio?n 500 mt. (05-SRNP-5768- DHJ332513). Posicio?n ventral. 
 Fig 4. Adulto hembra de <i>Trichaea pilicornis</i>. Area de Conservacio?n Guanacaste, Sector Rincon Rain Forest , Sendero Juntas elevacio?n 400 mt. (05-SRNP-42812- DHJ332506). Posicio?n dorsal.Fig 4. Adulto hembra de Trichaea pilicornis. Area de Conservacio?n Guanacaste, Sector Rincon Rain Forest , Sendero Juntas elevacio?n 400 mt. (05-SRNP-42812- DHJ332506). Posicio?n dorsal. Fig 5. Adulto hembra de <i>Trichaea pilicornis</i>. Area de Conservacio?n Guanacaste, Sector Rincon Rain Forest , Sendero Juntas elevacio?n 400 mt. (05-SRNP-42812- DHJ332507). Posicio?n ventral.Fig 5. Adulto hembra de Trichaea pilicornis. Area de Conservacio?n Guanacaste, Sector Rincon Rain Forest , Sendero Juntas elevacio?n 400 mt. (05-SRNP-42812- DHJ332507). Posicio?n ventral. 

 

Larva of Trichaea pilicornis:

This species larva is fully nucturna Crambidae family butterflies, is not difficult to find, she makes her house wrapping sheet and pasting, leaving a very visible way, as we can see in (Fig. 6). When it is larger in third, penultimate or last stage makes it very different, sticking two sheets with his own saliva and standing her in the middle and thus observe if more facill. This larva in its first stage is green but as it grows or changes color sú stages is the same, nothing will appear some yellow stripes on the back with black spots all over the body, neck and orange black head. This family of butterflies is very attractive for their shapes and colors in their larvae. See (Fig. 7, 8, 9 and 10).? 

 

Fig 6. Area de Conservacio?n Guanacaste, Sector Cacao, Derrmbe, elevacio?n 1220 mt, planta hospedera de <i>Trichaea pilicornis</i>. <i>Psychotria correae</i> de la familia Rubiaceae. foto 12. JMP 11/30/2016.jpg.Fig 6. Area de Conservacio?n Guanacaste, Sector Cacao, Derrmbe, elevacio?n 1220 mt, planta hospedera de Trichaea pilicornis. Psychotria correae de la familia Rubiaceae. foto 12. JMP 11/30/2016.jpg.
Fig 7. Larva en u?ltimo estadio de <i>Trichaea pilicornis</i>. Area de Conservacio?n Guanacaste, Sector Pitilla , Sendero Nacho elevacio?n 710 mt. (06-SRNP-32854- DHJ415954.jpg).Fig 7. Larva en u?ltimo estadio de Trichaea pilicornis. Area de Conservacio?n Guanacaste, Sector Pitilla , Sendero Nacho elevacio?n 710 mt. (06-SRNP-32854- DHJ415954.jpg). Fig 8. Larva en u?ltimo estadio de <i>Trichaea pilicornis</i>. Area de Conservacio?n Guanacaste, Sector Cacao, Sendero Ponderosa elevacio?n 1060 mt. (08-SRNP-36274- DHJ441576.jpg).Fig 8. Larva en u?ltimo estadio de Trichaea pilicornis. Area de Conservacio?n Guanacaste, Sector Cacao, Sendero Ponderosa elevacio?n 1060 mt. (08-SRNP-36274- DHJ441576.jpg). 
 Fig 9. Larva en u?ltimo estadio de <i>Trichaea pilicornis</i>. Area de Conservacio?n Guanacaste, Sector Pitilla, Pasmompa elevacio?n 440 mt. (07-SRNP-31695- DHJ419995.jpg).Fig 9. Larva en u?ltimo estadio de Trichaea pilicornis. Area de Conservacio?n Guanacaste, Sector Pitilla, Pasmompa elevacio?n 440 mt. (07-SRNP-31695- DHJ419995.jpg).  Fig 10. Larva en u?ltimo estadio de <i>Trichaea pilicornis</i>. Area de Conservacio?n Guanacaste, Sector Cacao, Sendero Ponderosa elevacio?n 1060 mt. (08- SRNP-36274-DHJ441579.jpg).Fig 10. Larva en u?ltimo estadio de Trichaea pilicornis. Area de Conservacio?n Guanacaste, Sector Cacao, Sendero Ponderosa elevacio?n 1060 mt. (08- SRNP-36274-DHJ441579.jpg).

 

Trichaea pupa pilicornis:

The pupa is a transformation or change that undergoes the larva in its last stage and passing prepupa that is when she stops feeding, shrugging her STAYING prolegs very still and slowly leaving the skin and being in a new estapa called pupa that it is when she begins to develop all their vital organs for alcalzar its adult stage, thus leaving for a period of 15 days to eclocionar a17 adult or is the butterfly. See (Fig. 11).? 

Fig 11. Pupa de <i>Trichaea pilicornis</i>. en cullo estadio salió para?sito de <i>Cubus</i>. validusDHJ05, de la Familia Ichneumonidae. Area de Conservacio?n Guanacaste, Sector Cacao, Sendero Ponderosa elevacio?n 1060 mt. (07- SRNP-22366-DHJ448335.jpg).Fig 11. Pupa de Trichaea pilicornis. en cullo estadio salió para?sito de Cubus. validusDHJ05, de la Familia Ichneumonidae. Area de Conservacio?n Guanacaste, Sector Cacao, Sendero Ponderosa elevacio?n 1060 mt. (07- SRNP-22366-DHJ448335.jpg).

 

Parasites of Trichaea pilicornis
This species larva until today is a very good gatherer of parasites,

and its main parasites are the Braconidae, Ichneumonidae Tachinidade and family.

In (Fig.12 and 13), we can see what was the house of Trichaea pilicornis as it is full of buds Braconidae (or wasp) already hatched, this is the scientific name of this species of parasite, gender and family Braconidae Diolcogaster Choi64 species. At that time it was parasitized; good was parasitized when he passed their life cycle feeding normally, within it there were other hosts growing and eating it too, hoping to reach their maturity stage or final stage and Trichaea pilicornis very quiet continues its normal life to death and carrying within it parasites.

In the (Fig.14), we can appreciate the pupa of Trichaea pilicornis dried with a puparium of Tachinidae and hatched the genus and species, Chrysoexorista Wood01DHJ02.

Fig 12.Capullos de <i>Diolcogaster</i> Choi64 de la familia Braconidae, que saliero?n de la larva <i>Trichaea pilicornis</i>. Area de Conservacio?n Guanacaste, Sector Rincon Rain Forest, Malaguenya elevacio?n 221,m (09- SRNP-68016-DHJ800047.jpg)Fig 12.Capullos de Diolcogaster Choi64 de la familia Braconidae, que saliero?n de la larva Trichaea pilicornis. Area de Conservacio?n Guanacaste, Sector Rincon Rain Forest, Malaguenya elevacio?n 221,m (09- SRNP-68016-DHJ800047.jpg) Fig 13.Capullos de <i>Diolcogaster</i> Choi64 de la familia Braconidae, que saliero?n de una larva de<i> Trichaea pilicornis</i>. Area de Conservacio?n Guanacaste, Sector Brasilia, Limonal elevacio?n 360,m (09-SRNP-65892- DHJ800019.jpg)Fig 13.Capullos de Diolcogaster Choi64 de la familia Braconidae, que saliero?n de una larva de Trichaea pilicornis. Area de Conservacio?n Guanacaste, Sector Brasilia, Limonal elevacio?n 360,m (09-SRNP-65892- DHJ800019.jpg) 
Fig 14. Pupariun de <i>Chrysoexorista</i> Wood01DHJ02de lla familia Tachinidae que salio? de la pupa de <i>Trichaea pilicornis</i>. Area de Conservacio?n Guanacaste, Sector Cacao, Sendero Ponderosa elevacio?n 1060,m (06-SRNP-35954- DHJ447785.jpg).Fig 14. Pupariun de Chrysoexorista Wood01DHJ02de lla familia Tachinidae que salio? de la pupa de Trichaea pilicornis. Area de Conservacio?n Guanacaste, Sector Cacao, Sendero Ponderosa elevacio?n 1060,m (06-SRNP-35954- DHJ447785.jpg).


In the (Fig.15), we can see a small house Trichaea pilicornis dry with a cocoon of chneumonidae and hatched the genus and species, Eiphosoma macrumDHJ03 

So we can get parasites like these, travez raising larvae. An example is Trichaea pilicornis, which in turn adult obtubimos a wasp (parárasito).? 

Fig 15.Capullo de <i>Eiphosoma</i>macrumDHJ03 de la familia Ichneumonidae que salio? de la larva de <i>Trichaea pilicornis</i>. Area de Conservacio?n Guanacaste, Sector San Cristobal, Nueva Zelandia elevacio?n 662,m (07-SRNP-3216-DHJ452712.jpg).Fig 15.Capullo de EiphosomamacrumDHJ03 de la familia Ichneumonidae que salio? de la larva de Trichaea pilicornis. Area de Conservacio?n Guanacaste, Sector San Cristobal, Nueva Zelandia elevacio?n 662,m (07-SRNP-3216-DHJ452712.jpg). 


Larva of Trichaea pilicornis 

This larva so far diesinueve found feeding on plant species, being diesiocho of them from the same family, only one species is different family. As shown below:

Rubiaceae: Psychotria horizontalis, Psychotria nervosa, Psychotria panamensis, chagrensis Psychotria Psychotria remote Hamiltonian Psychotria Psychotria

cyanococca, graciliflora Psychotria Psychotria grandis, lamarinensis Psychotria Psychotria guapilensis, Morinda panamensis, correae Psychotria Psychotria officinalis, jimenezii Psychotria Psychotria valerioi, margaritopsis microdon, Psychotria neillii.

Urticaceae: Laportea aestuans.
This is one of the host plants of Trichaea pilicornis: View (Fig.16).

Fig 16. Area de Conservacio?n Guanacaste, Sector Cacao, Derrmbe, elevacio?n 1220 mt, planta hospedera de <i>Trichaea pilicornis</i>. <i>Psychotria panamensis<i> de la familia Rubiaceae, foto 13. JMP 10/30/2016.jpg.Fig 16. Area de Conservacio?n Guanacaste, Sector Cacao, Derrmbe, elevacio?n 1220 mt, planta hospedera de Trichaea pilicornis. Psychotria panamensis de la familia Rubiaceae, foto 13. JMP 10/30/2016.jpg.


 

Datos obtenidos del inventario de lepidoptera de ACG por el Programa de Parataxónomos. Datos actualizados a Diciembre, 2019. http://janzen.sas.upenn.edu