Attributes of Mestra amymone

Common Mestra
Mestra amymone (Ménétriés, 1857)

Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Biblidinae
Identification: Upperside is gray-white to light brown; hindwing has a median row of white spots and an orange marginal band. Underside is pale orange with white markings.
Wing Span: 1 3/8 - 1 15/16 inches (3.5 - 5 cm).
Life History: Adults fly slowly and stay near the hostplants.
Flight: Throughout the year in South Texas, although it is most numerous from June-November.
Caterpillar Hosts: Noseburn (Tragia neptifolia) in the spurge family (Euphorbiaceae).
Adult Food: Have been seen at Lantana flowers.
Habitat: Subtropical forest edges, roadsides, weedy fields.
Range: Costa Rica north through Central America to Mexico and South Texas. Strays north to South Dakota and Minnesota.
Conservation: Conserve woodland and brushland along the lower Rio Grande Valley in South Texas.
NCGR: G5 - Demonstrably secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.
Management Needs: None reported.
Taxonomy Notes:

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Observation Date Submitter Region Verified Datesort icon
November 22, 2016 Laurie Sheppard Grayson County, Texas, United States November 23, 2016 Details
October 28, 2016 Jeff Trahan Goliad County, Texas, United States November 18, 2016 Details
November 13, 2016 LittlePAwn Denton County, Texas, United States November 17, 2016 Details
November 03, 2016 randimal Hidalgo County, Texas, United States November 12, 2016 Details
August 24, 2016 marycurry Texas, United States, Wise County November 07, 2016 Details
November 05, 2016 cosmic_cat Texas, United States, Wood County November 06, 2016 Details
November 06, 2016 rbartontx Denton County, Texas, United States November 06, 2016 Details
November 01, 2016 Jenpro13 Fayette County, Texas, United States November 03, 2016 Details
October 22, 2016 taogirl Texas, Tarrant County, United States October 23, 2016 Details
October 22, 2016 Bushytail3 Guadalupe County, Texas, United States October 23, 2016 Details
October 20, 2016 dondubois Texas, Montgomery County, United States October 21, 2016 Details
October 14, 2016 Christinalea Texas, Travis County, United States October 21, 2016 Details
October 16, 2016 djayschmitt Texas, Palo Pinto County, United States October 16, 2016 Details
October 16, 2016 quash8 Texas, McLennan County, United States October 16, 2016 Details
October 06, 2016 stomlins701 Gonzales County, Texas, United States October 14, 2016 Details
September 29, 2016 mprocter Texas, Navarro County, United States September 29, 2016 Details
September 28, 2016 mskasik Hays County, Texas, United States September 28, 2016 Details
September 22, 2016 Bill Wright_Texas Hays County, Texas, United States September 23, 2016 Details
August 13, 2016 wsllltx Bastrop County, Texas, United States September 08, 2016 Details
July 31, 2016 abwest Bexar County, Texas, United States July 31, 2016 Details
July 02, 2016 fragglecat Hays County, Texas, United States July 20, 2016 Details
June 04, 2016 Bill Link Burnet County, Texas, United States June 11, 2016 Details
November 01, 2015 whbauer Bexar County, Texas, United States November 02, 2015 Details
September 30, 2015 gpstewart Texas, United States, Williamson County October 03, 2015 Details
September 06, 2015 Martin and Sara Goliad County, Texas, United States September 11, 2015 Details
July 25, 2015 gpstewart Texas, United States, Williamson County August 23, 2015 Details
November 18, 2013 ncrosbyrd Texas, Starr County, United States June 04, 2015 Details
June 01, 2015 Robalero Hidalgo County, Texas, United States June 01, 2015 Details
November 19, 2013 gpstewart Texas, McCulloch County, United States May 15, 2015 Details
November 11, 2014 janetfb Hill County, Texas, United States March 14, 2015 Details
November 10, 2014 Kurt R. Schwarz Texas, United States December 02, 2014 Details
November 10, 2013 jeffmci9 Texas, United States, Williamson County January 22, 2014 Details
November 21, 2013 Sparks7 Burnet County, Texas, United States November 22, 2013 Details
November 08, 2013 whbauer Bexar County, Texas, United States November 08, 2013 Details
November 03, 2013 whbauer Bexar County, Texas, United States November 03, 2013 Details
November 02, 2013 whbauer Bexar County, Texas, United States November 02, 2013 Details
November 02, 2013 heritage Texas, San Patricio County, United States November 02, 2013 Details
October 05, 2013 DebW Curry County, New Mexico, United States October 13, 2013 Details
September 20, 2013 jvkopple2 Morton County, Kansas, United States September 25, 2013 Details
September 13, 2013 Redheart Canyonlands Bandera County, Texas, United States September 13, 2013 Details
September 02, 2013 JKHatfield Texas, Midland County, United States September 04, 2013 Details
August 29, 2013 Keyharpist Texas, Travis County, United States August 31, 2013 Details
February 15, 2013 Eric Isley Texas, Travis County, United States March 10, 2013 Details
December 05, 2012 greybird Texas, United States, Wilbarger County January 05, 2013 Details
November 30, 2012 whbauer Bexar County, Texas, United States December 27, 2012 Details
December 02, 2012 whbauer Bexar County, Texas, United States December 02, 2012 Details
July 19, 1987 legacy.reporter (J. F. Doyle) Coconino County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
October 19, 1983 legacy.reporter (Ken Hansen) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
September 06, 1984 legacy.reporter (W. Beebe) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
November 01, 1986 legacy.reporter (Jim Brock) Pima County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details