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On Aug 16, 2006, Magpye from NW Qtr, AR (Zone 6a) wrote:
Identification: Upperside of both fore- and hindwings yellow with black basal band. Wings bordered by a black band with submarginal yellow stripe. Hindwing has 3 tails and 2 blue spots above the shortest tail.
Life history: None reported.
Flight: March-October in Mexico.
Wing span: Not reported.
Caterpillar hosts: Leaves of Litsea tree in Lauraceae family.
Adult food: Flower nectar.
Habitat: Tropical woodlands.
Range: Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador; rarely strays into southern Texas.