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