Attributes of Strymon bazochii

Lantana Scrub-Hairstreak
Strymon bazochii (Godart, [1824])

Family: Lycaenidae
Subfamily: Theclinae
Identification: No tails. Upperside of hindwing blue. Underside of hindwing has mottled pattern of brown and gray with dark patches; conspicuous dark spot near costal margin.
Wing Span: 7/8 - 1 inch (2.2 - 2.5 cm).
Life History: Eggs are laid singly on flowers of host plants; caterpillars feed on flowers and fruits.
Flight: Two to three broods from May-December.
Caterpillar Hosts: Lippia alba and L. graveolens in Texas, Lantanas and basils in Hawaii.
Adult Food: Nectar from flowers of Bidens alba, Lantana, Stachytarpheta jamaicensis among others.
Habitat: Open areas in subtropical thorn scrub.
Range: Paraguay north through Central America, West Indies, and Mexico to South Texas. Introduced in 1902 to Hawaii to control (unsuccessfully) lantana.
Conservation: Not necessary for rare stray.
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
January 10, 2011 Tommie Rogers Hidalgo County, Texas, United States February 19, 2011 Details
October 25, 2007 Gary Jue (Gary Jue) Texas, Starr County, United States July 24, 2009 Details
October 05, 2005 legacy.reporter Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States July 28, 2008 Details
October 23, 2007 legacy.reporter (Ro Wauer) Texas, United States, Victoria County January 08, 2008 Details
October 24, 2004 legacy.reporter (Derek Muschalek) DeWitt County, Texas, United States December 28, 2007 Details
October 15, 2006 legacy.reporter (Mike Overton, Paul Opler) Tamaulipas, Mexico October 01, 2007 Details
November 10, 2001 legacy.reporter (North American Butterfly Association (NABA) of South Texas)) Hidalgo County, Texas, United States January 29, 2007 Details
October 27, 2004 legacy.reporter (North American Butterfly Association (NABA) of South Texas)) Bastrop County, Texas, United States January 29, 2007 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Baja California Norte, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Baja California Sur, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Sinaloa, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Sonora, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Tamaulipas, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Nuevo Leon, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Texas, Live Oak County, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Texas, United States, Zapata County December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Texas, Starr County, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Cameron County, Texas, United States December 31, 2004 Details