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