No Common Name (Antigonus emorsus [R. Felder])
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.
Bailowitz, R. A., and J. P. Brock. 1991. Butterflies of southeastern Arizona. Sonoran Arthropod Studies, Inc., Tucson, Arizona. 342 pages.
Author: Jane M. Struttmann