Mechanitis lysimnia BatesFemale

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

Wingspan: 73-75 mm




Identification: Like male, but hw discal bar reduced or absent.

Similar species
Mechanitis menapis
Mechanitis polymnia
Melinaea ethra
Hypothyris lycaste

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

Species range: Mexico to South America

Abundance: Uncommon

Early stages: Aggregated

Larval food plants
Solanum aturense




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