Mechanitis polymnia

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Mechanitis polymnia
Disturbed Tigerwings, Quito.jpg
Dorsal side, Quito, Ecuador
Disturbed Tigerwing (Mechanitis polymnia).jpg
Ventral side, Quito, Ecuador
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Mechanitis
Species: M. polymnia
Binomial name
Mechanitis polymnia
(Linnaeus, 1758)
Synonyms
  • Papilio polymnia Linnaeus, 1758
  • Papilio mopsus Linnaeus, 1758
  • Mechanitis isthmia Bates, 1863
  • Mechanitis californica Reakirt, [1866]
  • Mechanitis ovata Distant, 1876
  • Mechanitis lycidice Bates, 1864
  • Mechanitis doryssa Boisduval, 1870
  • Mechanitis veritabilis Butler, 1873
  • Mechanitis polymnia sancti-gabrielis Bryk, 1953

Mechanitis polymnia, the orange-spotted tiger clearwing or disturbed tigerwing,[1] is a butterfly of the family Nymphalidae. It is found from Mexico to the Amazon rainforest. The wingspan is 65–75 mm (2.6–3.0 in). The larvae feed on Solanum species.

Subspecies[edit]

  • M. p. polymnia (Suriname, French Guyana, Brazil)
  • M. p. isthmia Bates, 1863 (Mexico, Panama, Costa Rica)
  • M. p. chimborazona Bates, 1864 (Ecuador)
  • M. p. lycidice Bates, 1864 (Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras)
  • M. p. veritabilis Butler, 1873 (Colombia, Venezuela)
  • M. p. dorissides Staudinger, [1884] (Peru)
  • M. p. casabranca Haensch, 1905 (Brazil (Minas Gerais))
  • M. p. eurydice Haensch, 1905 (Peru)
  • M. p. caucaensis Haensch, 1909 (Colombia)
  • M. p. werneri Hering, 1925 (Colombia)
  • M. p. angustifascia Talbot, 1928 (Peru, Brazil)
  • M. p. apicenotata Zikán, 1941 (Brazil (Amazonas))
  • M. p. mauensis Forbes, 1948 (Brazil (Pará))
  • M. p. proceriformis Bryk, 1953 (Peru)
  • M. p. bolivarensis Fox, 1967 (Venezuela)
  • M. p. kayei Fox, 1967 (Trinidad)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Glassberg, Jeffrey (2007). A Swift Guide to the Butterflies of Mexico and Central America. Sunstreak Books Inc. ISBN 978-1-4243-0915-3. p.145.

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