Attributes of Zizula cyna

Cyna Blue
Zizula cyna (W.H. Edwards, 1881)

Family: Lycaenidae
Subfamily: Polyommatinae
Identification: Very small. Upperside violet-blue with wide dark borders. Underside pale gray with many tiny black dots.
Wing Span: 5/8 - 7/8 inch (1.6 - 2.2 cm).
Life History: Not reported.
Flight: March-November. Number of broods is not yet determined.
Caterpillar Hosts: Flower buds of Acanthaceae plants.
Adult Food: Flower nectar.
Habitat: Open scrub in subtropics and deserts.
Range: South Texas south through Mexico, Central America, and South America to Argentina. Strays to north Texas, southern Arizona, and Kansas.
Conservation: Permanent populations in the United States, if any, should be conserved.
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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January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Greenlee County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Sonora, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Chihuahua, 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 Sinaloa, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Eddy County, New Mexico, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Luna County, New Mexico, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Hidalgo County, New Mexico, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Culberson County, Texas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Jeff Davis County, Texas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Texas, Pecos County, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Texas, Presidio County, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Brewster County, Texas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Texas, Terrell County, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Texas, Tarrant County, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Texas, Palo Pinto County, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Texas, United States, Uvalde County December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Bexar County, Texas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Comal County, Texas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Texas, Travis County, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Bastrop County, Texas, 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 Cameron County, Texas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Texas, Nueces County, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Texas, San Patricio County, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Carson County, Texas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Duval County, Texas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Guadalupe County, Texas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Texas, Kimble County, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Texas, Somervell County, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Texas, Starr County, United States December 31, 2004 Details
December 03, 2001 legacy.reporter (North American Butterfly Association (NABA) of South Texas)) Hidalgo County, Texas, United States January 29, 2007 Details
September 26, 2006 legacy.reporter Jalisco, Mexico January 31, 2007 Details
June 08, 2007 legacy.reporter (Dale Clark) Dallas County, Texas, United States July 18, 2007 Details
October 17, 2006 legacy.reporter (Mike Overton, Paul Opler) Tamaulipas, Mexico October 01, 2007 Details
October 14, 2006 legacy.reporter (Mike Overton, Paul Opler) Tamaulipas, Mexico October 01, 2007 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter (Derek Muschalek) DeWitt County, Texas, United States December 28, 2007 Details
October 10, 1994 legacy.reporter (Ray & Kit Stanford) Greenlee County, Arizona, United States January 07, 2008 Details
October 10, 1994 legacy.reporter (Ray & Kit Stanford) Greenlee County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details