Strophius Hairstreak (Allosmaitia strophius)
|Order: Lepidoptera (le-pid-OP-ter-a) (Info) |
This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:
|By TexasPuddyPrint |
|Neutral ||Magpye ||On Aug 16, 2006, Magpye from NW Qtr, AR
(Zone 6a) wrote:
Wing span: 7/8 - 1 1/4 inches (2.2 - 3.2 cm).
Identification: Upperside of male forewing with blue only at inner margin; hindwing blue with scent patch at base. Female gray above, pale brown below.
Life history: Not reported.
Flight: All year in Central America; Texas stray was reported in November.
Caterpillar hosts: Flowers of plants in the Malpighia family.
Adult food: Not reported.
Habitat: Dry and wet subtropical forests and scrub.
Range: Southern Brazil north to Sinaloa, Mexico.
Timer: 5.6 jiffies (0.056035995483398).