Molecular Biology and Genetics
Barcode data: Mechanitis lysimnia
Below is a sequence of the barcode region Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI or COX1) from a member of the species.
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Mechanitis lysimnia
Public Records: 27
Specimens with Barcodes: 46
Species With Barcodes: 1
The Confused Tigerwing, Sweet-oil Tiger, or Lysimnia Tigerwing (Mechanitis lysimnia) is a species of butterfly of the Nymphalidae family. It was described by Fabricius in 1793. It is found in Central and South America, from southern Mexico to Uruguay. The habitat consists of disturbed forests at altitudes up to 1,500 metres (4,900 ft).
Adults have been recorded feeding on nectar from Eupatorium flowers.
- Mechanitis lysimnia lysimnia (Brazil, Uruguay)
- Mechanitis lysimnia bipuncta Forbes, 1948 (Venezuela)
- Mechanitis lysimnia elisa (Guérin-Méneville, ) (Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil: Mato Grosso)
- Mechanitis lysimnia labotas Distant, 1876 (Costa Rica)
- Mechanitis lysimnia limnaea Forbes, 1930 (French Guiana)
- Mechanitis lysimnia macrinus Hewitson, 1860 (Panama, Colombia, Ecuador)
- Mechanitis lysimnia menecles Hewitson, 1860 (Brazil: Amazonas, Acre)
- Mechanitis lysimnia nesaea Hübner,  (Brazil: Bahia)
- Mechanitis lysimnia ocona Druce, 1876 (Peru)
- Mechanitis lysimnia roqueensis Bryk, 1953 (Peru)
- Mechanitis lysimnia solaria Forbes, 1948 (Venezuela)
- Mechanitis lysimnia utemaia Reakirt, 1866 (Honduras, Mexico)
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