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Marpesia chiron (Daggerwing)

Synonyms: Megalura chironias; Megalura cinna; Megalura marius



Adult Weight [1]  .144 grams
Speed [1]  10.29 MPH (4.6 m/s)

Prey / Diet

Artocarpus heterophyllus (jackfruit)[2]
Brosimum alicastrum (breadnut)[2]
Ficus benjamina (weeping fig)[2]
Hedera helix (Algerian ivy)[2]
Maclura pomifera (osage-orange)[2]
Maclura tinctoria (fustictree)[2]
Morus alba (mulberry)[2]
Morus nigra (black mulberry)[2]
Naucleopsis naga[3]


Pollinator of 
Dendropanax arboreus (angelica tree)[3]



Attributes / relations provided by 1FLIGHT PHYSIOLOGY OF NEOTROPICAL BUTTERFLIES: ALLOMETRY OF AIRSPEEDS DURING NATURAL FREE FLIGHT, ROBERT DUDLEY AND ROBERT B. SRYGLEY, J. exp. Biol. 191, 125–139 (1994) 2HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández 3Jorrit 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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