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Butterflies of North America -- Rekoa zebina

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Butterflies of North America

No Common Name (Rekoa zebina)

No Common Name (Rekoa zebina [Hewitson])

Wing span:

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.

Habitat: Tropics.

Range: Colombia north to Mexico; three strays recorded in South Texas.

Conservation: Not required for rare tropical stray.

Management needs: None reported.

References:

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

Author: Jane M. Struttmann

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