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  Sighting 1190877

Red-bordered Pixie
Melanis pixe

Observation date: October 06, 2018
Submitted by: MichelleG
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: A grouping, all the same size, shape, color, etc... found in South Texas in early October this year of 2018. They were all resting in a tree in our yard. As we walked around and the wind blew, none of them moved. Never seen this particular type here before and can't find it on any website. A week or so prior we were blessed to witness a migration of small butterflies, but not these, they popped up later. The weather here is currently warm and sunny, though we've had some unusual rain the last month. Also, it's a little cooler than it typically is this time of year. We are located in Rio Grande City, TX and would like to know what these are called. A friend did see one that looked like these, except it had some blue on it where these ones have the red. I personally didn't get to see that one. They are small. I zoomed my phone camera in as close as possible to get a good view of the wingspan and color markings. Though it might still be a bit hard to see given they were a bit higher up in the tree (lower branches... I'm short). They certainly didn't spook as easy as most other butterflies I've tried to capture though. They never moved.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stomlins701
Verified date: October 07, 2018
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): Starr County, United States, Texas