Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1120198

Cassius Blue
Leptotes cassius

Observation date: June 08, 2017
Submitted by: David Redhead
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Spent 2nd to 9th June at the Moon Palace Resort, Cancun, Mexico. Very disappointed with the number of butterflies - just the occasional fly past by something large and usually yellow. On 8th went down to Tulum and it was swarming with butterflies mainly Black Swallowtails I think but everything moving too fast for definite identification. Also some small blues but managed to get no photos. Back at Moon Palace the flowers were now covered with the same blue butterflies - see attached photo. Whilst I had been at Tulum my son had been on the beach at the Moon Palace and noted asses of butterflies flying in.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Paul Prappas
Verified date: October 09, 2022
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): Mexico, Quintana Roo