Cissia myncea? (Cramer, 1780)

Common Name:

Papilio myncea (Cramer, 1780)

Papilio myncena (Stoll, 1782) missp.

Papilio crantor (Fabricius, 1793)

Neonympha clerica (Herrich-Schäffer, 1865) repl. name

Neonympha thobiei (Capronnier, 1881)

Euptychia pytheus (Möschler, 1883) 

Natural History:

C. myncea can to explore the different strata of the forest. The specimens can be collected both in subcanopy and in the understory.

Feeding Adult:


Feeding Caterpillars:

Beccaloni et al. (2008) has compiled the records of host plants in:

Cyperaceae: Cyperus sp., Scleria sp.

Graminea: Ichnanthus pallens, Lasiacs sloanei, Panicum pilosum, Panicum polygonatum, Paspalum sp., Paspalum conjugatum, Paspalum decubens, Setaria paniculifera, Tripsacum sp.

Beccaloni G.W, Viloria A.L., Hall S.K., Robinson G.S. (2008):
Catalogue of the hostplants of the Neotropical butterflies. Book., London, S.E.A., Ribes, CYTED, Natural History Museum, IVIC: 1-536
cissia myncea dorsal

From dorsal

Specimen deposited in the Collection of Invertebrates INPA, Manaus, Amazonas

cissia myncea ventral

From ventral

Specimen deposited in the Collection of Invertebrates INPA, Manaus, Amazonas