Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Menapis Tigerwing
Mechanitis menapis Hewitson, 1856

Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Danainae
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Range: Southeastern Mexico and Honduras to Panama, Colombia, and Venezula (source: Butterflies of America).
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Taxonomy Notes: Also known as the Variable Tigerwing. Multiple subspecies in our region: Mechanitis menapis dariensis K. Brown, 1977 in Panama; Mechanitis menapis doryssus H. Bates, 1864 in Southeastern Mexico to Guatemala; Mechanitis menapis saturata Godman, 1901 in Honduras to Costa Rica (source: Butterflies of America).
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