Mechanitis polymnia BatesFemale

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

Wingspan: 68 mm

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

Similar species
Mechanitis lysimnia
Tithorea harmonia
Melinaea ethra
Hypothyris lycaste
Thyridia psidii

Local distribution: Common in the lowlands on both slopes.

Species range: Mexico to South America

Abundance: Common

Early stages: Aggregated

Larval food plants
Jaltomata repandidentata
Solanum aturense
Solanum jamaicense
Solanum lanceifolium

Comments: One of the most abundant and widespread species in the country.

Credits: Credits: Images and text copyright 2001-2007 by William A. Haber,