Butterflies and Moths of North America

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White-tipped Black
Melanchroia chephise

Observation date: September 25, 2016
Submitted by: Robert Schoenberg
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: I found several of these butterflies on a flowering bush behind my house in west Houston (Harris County Texas). Sorry about the poor quality photo but the butterfly was about 2" wide with black wings with white tips and an orange body. Couldn't find any info in my butterfly books. Can someone identify or guess the name of this butterfly? Thanks, Robert
Status: Resident
Verified by: stomlins701
Verified date: September 27, 2016
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Texas, Harris County