Attributes of Cyanophrys goodsoni

Goodson's Greenstreak
Cyanophrys goodsoni (Clench, 1946)

Family: Lycaenidae
Subfamily: Theclinae
Identification: Tailless. Face green. Upperside silver-blue. Underside yellow-green; hindwing with one red-brown spot at lower outer margin.
Wing Span: 7/8 - 1 1/8 inches (2.2 - 3 cm).
Life History: Eggs are laid singly on flowers of host plant.
Flight: From May-December in South Texas, February-December in Central America.
Caterpillar Hosts: Herb Rivinia humilis in the Phytolaccaceae family.
Adult Food: Flower nectar.
Habitat: Thorn scrub and edges of seasonally dry tropical forest.
Range: Guanacaste Province in Costa Rica north to eastern Mexico and South Texas (stray).
Conservation: Not required for rare stray.
NCGR: G4 - Apparently secure globally, though it might be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.
Management Needs: None reported.
Taxonomy Notes:

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December 12, 2004 legacy.reporter (North American Butterfly Association (NABA) of South Texas)) Hidalgo County, Texas, United States January 29, 2007 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Tamaulipas, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details