Guava Skipper Butterfly
The Guava Skipper (Phocides polybius) is a striking butterfly, dark with an orange head, metallic blue streaks on the wings, and two orange spots on the leading edge of its forewing. Trailing edges of the wing are white. Also known as the Blood-spot Skipper.
It ranges from the Lower Rio Grande Valley in Texas, southward into Mexico, Central America and Argentina.
Wing spread: 1.7" - 2.5"
Host Plants: Guava leaves
Guava Skipper Butterfly (dorsal view)
Guava Skipper Butterfly (ventral view)