Methona confusa Butler, 1873

Common Name:
Confused Tigerwing
Natural History:

Groups of eggs of  Methona confusa are founded on the underside of leaves. The caterpillar and pupa have yellow and black colors, showing darker in the first intares and larger yellow bands in the laster. The illustrated description of the immature stages can be seen in Hill & Tipan (2008).

Distribution:
Brazil; Ecuador; Panama; Peru
Habitat:
forest
Feeding Adult:

Adults feed on flowers

Feeding Caterpillars:

According to Beccaloni et al. 2008, the caterpillars feed on:

Solanaceae: Brunfelsia amazonica, Brunfelsia dwyeri, Brunfelsia grandiflora, Brunfelsia pauciflora, spp.

Publications:
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
Hill R.I., Tipan L.A. (2008):
Description of the immature stages of Methona confusa confusa Butler, 1873 and Methona curvifascia Weymer, 1883 (Nymphalidae, Ithomiinae) from eastern Ecuador. Journal of the Lepidopterists´Society. 62(2): 89-98
methona confusa dorsal

From dorsal

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

methona confusa ventral

From ventral

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