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Skinner's Cloudywing (Achalarus albociliatus)
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Skinner's Cloudywing (Achalarus albociliatus [Mabille])

Wing span: Not reported.

Identification: Wings are brown with white fringes.

Life history: Not reported.

Flight: Many flights in Mexico.

Caterpillar hosts: Not reported.

Adult food: Flower nectar.

Habitat: Tropical thorn scrub and other tropical plant communities.

Range: Venezuela north to Mexico. A rare stray to Arizona and South Texas.

Conservation: Not necessary for a 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

Skinner's Cloudywing (Achalarus albociliatus)
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