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Mechanitis polymnia (Orange-spotted Tiger Clearwing)

Synonyms: Mechanitis arcana; Mechanitis caloifornica; Mechanitis extrema; Mechanitis ovata; Mechanitis plagigera; Mechanitis sancti-gabrielis; Mechanitis travassosi; Mechanitis utemaia; Papilio mopsa; Papilio mopsus

Wikipedia Abstract

The Orange-spotted Tiger Clearwing or Disturbed Tigerwing (Mechanitis polymnia) 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.
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Prey / Diet

Brugmansia arborea (Cornucopia)[1]
Brunfelsia grandiflora (largeflower brunfelsia)[1]
Solanum asperolanatum (tacure blanco)[1]
Solanum asperum[1]
Solanum aturense[1]
Solanum betaceum (tree tomato)[1]
Solanum capsicoides (cockroach poison)[1]
Solanum circinatum[1]
Solanum incarceratum[1]
Solanum jamaicense (Cat's Claw)[1]
Solanum luridifuscescens[1]
Solanum lycopersicum (Currant Tomato)[1]
Solanum mauritianum (earleaf nightshade)[1]
Solanum paniculatum (Jurubeba)[1]
Solanum quitoense[1]
Solanum rudepannum (berengena)[1]
Solanum rugosum (cucuna)[1]
Solanum sessiliflorum (Naranjilla.)[2]
Solanum sisymbriifolium (Sticky Nightshade)[1]
Solanum stramoniifolium (fruits 'buru-buru')[1]
Solanum umbellatum (ukuch)[1]



Attributes / relations provided by
1HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
2Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
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