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Mexican Bluewing Butterfly

The Mexican Bluewing (Myscelia ethusa) is a medium sized butterfly, with the black upperside marked with blue bands and white spots on the tips.  The underside is brown and black, often appearing like a dead leaf.

It ranges from Mexico south through Central America and Columbia. Sometimes seen in the lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas.

Wing spread: 2.5" - 3.0"

Host Plants: Rotting fruit

Mexican Bluewing Butterfly, seen at the National Butterfly Center in Mission, Texas
Mexican Bluewing Butterfly
Mexican Bluewing Butterfly

 

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