On Aug 16, 2006, Magpye from NW Qtr, AR (Zone 6a) wrote:
Clytie Ministreak (Ministrymon clytie [W. H. Edwards])
Wing span: 3/4 - 7/8 inch (1.9 - 2.2 cm).
Identification: Tailed. Upperside silver-blue; underside pale gray. Forewing with orange median dash; hindwing has 2 lines of orange dashes.
Life history: Not reported.
Flight: February-December in South Texas.
Caterpillar hosts: Blackbeads (Pithecellobium species) in the pea family (Fabaceae).
Adult food: Flower nectar including blackbead.
Habitat: Tropical forest openings, subtropical thorn forests.
Range: Northwest Costa Rica north through Mexico to South Texas. Strays into southern Arizona.
On Mar 2, 2008, TexasPuddyPrint from Edinburg, TX wrote:
A dainty little butterfly that is always a welcomed sight. They are truly tiny but quite active - flitting from blossom to blossom in search of nectar.