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Butterflies of Northern Mexico

Skinner's Cloudywing (Achalarus albociliatus)
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Skinner's Cloudywing (Achalarus albociliatus [Mabille])

Wing span: Not reported.

Identification: Wings are brown with white fringes.

Life history: Not reported.

Flight: Many flights in Mexico.

Caterpillar hosts: Not reported.

Adult food: Flower nectar.

Habitat: Tropical thorn scrub and other tropical plant communities.

Range: Venezuela north to Mexico. A rare stray to Arizona and South Texas.

Conservation: Not necessary for a rare stray.

The Nature Conservancy Global Rank: G5 - Demonstrably secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.

Management needs: None reported.


Scott, J. A. 1986. The butterflies of North America. Stanford University Press, 
     Stanford, Calif. 583 pages, 64 color plates.

Author: Jane M. Struttmann

State and Regional References:

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.
Skinner's Cloudywing (Achalarus albociliatus)
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