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Mottled Bolla (Bolla clytius)

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.


Opler, P. A. and V. Malikul. 1992. A field guide to eastern butterflies. Peterson 
     field guide #4. Houghton-Mifflin Co., Boston. 396 pages, 48 color plates.

Scott, J. A. 1986. The butterflies of North America. Stanford University Press, 
     Stanford, Calif. 583 pages, 64 color plates.

Author: Jane M. Struttmann

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