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Butterflies of Arizona

Long-winged Greenstreak (Cyanophrys longula)

Long-winged Greenstreak (Cyanophrys longula [Hewitson])

Wing span: Not reported.

Identification: Under surfaces mostly green with dark borders. Short, stubby tail.

Life history: Not reported.

Flight: Two flights, in spring and late summer, in Sonora, Mexico.

Caterpillar hosts: Not reported.

Adult food: Presumably flower nectar.

Habitat: Not reported.

Range: Sonora, Mexico. Two sightings in southeastern Arizona.

Comments: No authenticated records exist. Butterfly is considered hypothetical for southeastern Arizona by Bailowitz and Brock.

Conservation: Not necessary for rare stray.

Management needs: None reported.


Bailowitz, R. A., and J. P. Brock. 1991. Butterflies of southeastern Arizona. 
    Sonoran Arthropod Studies, Inc., Tucson, Arizona. 342 pages.

Author: Jane M. Struttmann

State and Regional References:

Bailowitz, R. A. and J. P. Brock. 1991. Butterflies of Southeastern Arizona. 
     Tucson, Ariz.: Sonoran Arthropod Studies, Inc.

Garth, J.S. 1950. Butterflies of Grand Canyon National Park. Grand Canyon 
     Natural History Association, Grand Canyon, Ariz.

Opler, Paul A. 1999. Peterson Field Guide to Western Butterflies, revised 
     edition. Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston, Mass.

Stanford, R.E. and P.A. Opler. 1993. Atlas of Western USA Butterflies. 
     Privately published, Denver, Colo.

Tilden, J.W. and A.C. Smith. 1986. A Field Guide to Western Butterflies. 
     Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston, Mass.
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