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