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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]



Species recognized by Ollerenshaw, J., , LepIndex: The Global Lepidoptera Names Index in Catalog of Life 2011
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
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