Mechanitis menapis Godman & SalvinBoth

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

Wingspan: 70-87 mm




Identification: Medial yellow band of forewing continuous but narrow, black markings pronounced above and below, ground color rust brown.

Similar species
Mechanitis polymnia
Mechanitis lysimnia
Melinaea ethra

Local distribution: From cloud forest on the Pacific slope down to 700 m on Atlantic side; rare on Pacific side at 1300-1500 m.

Species range: Mexico to South America

Abundance: Uncommon

Early stages: Aggregated

Larval food plants
Solanum acerifolium
Solanum aturense
Solanum chrysotrichum
Solanum quitoense




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