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Butterflies of North America -- Antigonus emorsus

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No Common Name (Antigonus emorsus)

No Common Name (Antigonus emorsus [R. Felder])

Wing span:

Identification: Upperside of wings is mostly white with wide dark borders and dark wing bases. Underside is a much paler copy of the upperside, with a dark spot at the lower tip of the wing.

Life history: Flies rapidly.

Flight: All year in Mexico, July-September in southern Arizona.

Caterpillar hosts: Not reported.

Adult food: Probably flower nectar.

Habitat: Hot, dry desert canyons.

Range: A rare stray from Mexico to southern Arizona.

Conservation: Not required for a rare stray.

Management needs: None reported.

References:

Bailowitz, R. A., and J. P. Brock. 1991. Butterflies of southeastern Arizona. 
     Sonoran Arthropod Studies, Inc., Tucson, Arizona. 342 pages.

Author: Jane M. Struttmann

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