Common Mestra (Mestra amymone)

Order: Lepidoptera (le-pid-OP-ter-a) (Info)
Family: Nymphalidae (nim-FAL-ih-dee) (Info)
Genus: Mestra
Species: amymone

Regional

This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Edinburg, Texas
San Isidro, Texas

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On Nov 18, 2006, TexasPuddyPrint from Edinburg, TX wrote:

I usually see several each time I go to the NABA butterfly park. Have also had a couple in my backyard comming to my butterfly bait/fruit trays.

Saw at least 200 while I walked around in the back field at the ranch in San Isidro/TX in October 2006. Their larval host is noseburn so I assume there must be mass quantities of it growing wild out there!!! Just need to make the time to figure out what it looks like :o)