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Species Marpesia chiron - Many-banded Daggerwing - Hodges#4549

Bentsen Many-banded Daggerwing - Marpesia chiron Bentsen Many-banded Daggerwing, upperside view - Marpesia chiron Bentsen Many-banded Daggerwing, underwing view - Marpesia chiron Many-banded Daggerwing - Marpesia chiron Many-banded Daggerwing - Marpesia chiron
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Papilionoidea (Butterflies and Skippers)
Family Nymphalidae (Brush-footed Butterflies)
Subfamily Cyrestinae (Daggerwings, Map Butterflies)
Genus Marpesia (Daggerwings)
Species chiron (Many-banded Daggerwing - Hodges#4549)
Hodges Number
4549
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Marpesia chiron (Fabricius)
Orig. Comb: Papilio chiron Fabricius 1775
Range
Rare stray to s. TX, very rare to Florida / Mex. / W. Indies - Map - (MPG)
Food
Larvae host on plants in the fig family (Moraceae).
Remarks
multiple reports of large numbers of individuals, all travelling in one direction, reported from multiple countries from Mexico to S. Amer. (1)
Works Cited
1.Insect Migration.
Williams, C.B. 1958. Collins, London. xiii + 237 pp.