Mechanitis lysimnia BatesMale

Male dorsal
Male dorsal
Female dorsal
Female dorsal
Male venrtral
Male venrtral
Female venrtral
Female venrtral

Wingspan: 73-75 mm




Identification: Ground color lighter orange-brown than congenors, medial yellow band continuous and broader than in M. menapis, basal half of forewing mostly orange-brown, black comma mark at forewing tornus.

Similar species
Mechanitis menapis
Mechanitis polymnia
Melinaea ethra

Local distribution: Lowlands on both slopes; occasionally seen migrating through Monteverde.

Species range: Mexico to South America

Abundance: Uncommon

Early stages: Aggregated

Larval food plants
Solanum aturense




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