Mottled Bolla (Bolla clytius [Godman & Salvin])
Wing span: 7/8 - 1 1/8 inches (2.2 - 2.9 cm).
Identification: Upperside is brown-black with dark mottling; forewing has tiny transparent white spots at the apex.
Life history: Not reported.
Flight: June and October-November in South Texas; March-November in Mexico.
Caterpillar hosts: Not reported.
Adult food: Not reported.
Habitat: Canals in subtropical woods.
Range: Honduras north to northern Mexico. A periodic stray to central and South Texas and southern Arizona.
Conservation: Not necessary for rare tropical stray.
The Nature Conservancy Global Rank: G4 - Apparently secure globally, though it might be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.
Management needs: None reported.
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Author: Jane M. Struttmann