No Common Name (Rekoa zebina [Hewitson])
Identification: Upperside of male blue; female whitish-brown. Underside of male dark gray-brown; female gray.
Life history: Not reported.
Flight: Many flights all year in Mexico; September-November in South Texas.
Caterpillar hosts: Probably plants in the pea family (Fabaceae).
Adult food: Flower nectar.
Range: Colombia north to Mexico; three strays recorded in South Texas.
Conservation: Not required for rare tropical stray.
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:
Neck, R.W. 1996. A Field Guide to Butterflies of Texas. Gulf Publishing Co., Houston, Texas. 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. Tveten, J. and Tveten, G. 1996. Butterflies of Houston & Southeast Texas. Univ. of Texas Press, Austin, TX. 292 pp.