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.
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