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Blackened Bluewing (Myscelia cyananthe (incl. skinneri and streckeri))

Blackened Bluewing (Myscelia cyananthe Felder & Felder)

Wing span: Not reported.

Identification: Upperside is black with iridescent blue bands; center of forewing is black without bands.

Life history: Not reported.

Flight: Many flights throughout the year in Mexico.

Caterpillar hosts: Not reported.

Adult food: Rotting fruit.

Habitat: Subtropics.

Range: Subtropical Mexico. A rare stray to South Texas and New Mexico.

Conservation: Not required for 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

Blackened Bluewing (Myscelia cyananthe (incl. skinneri and streckeri))
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