Identification: Large, forewing mostly black, hindwing discal bar reduced to a spot, paired spots on dorsal forewing and ventral hindwing margin (single in Mechanitis), only tips of antennae yellow.
Local distribution: Atlantic lowlands up to about 500 m.
Species range: Mexico to South America
Early stages: Solitary
Larval food plants
Comments: Solanum circinatum and S. diversifolium were formerly in Cyphomandra.