Thyridia psidii (Bates)Both

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

Wingspan: 75-78 mm




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.

Similar species
Mechanitis polymnia
Olyras crathis
Hyalyris excelsa

Local distribution: Atlantic lowlands up to about 500 m.

Species range: Mexico to South America

Abundance: Rare

Early stages: Solitary

Larval food plants
Cyphomandra hartwegii

Comments: Solanum circinatum and S. diversifolium were formerly in Cyphomandra.




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