Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Strophius Hairstreak
Allosmaitia strophius (Godart, [1824])

Family: Lycaenidae
Subfamily: Theclinae
Identification: Upperside of male forewing with blue only at inner margin; hindwing blue with scent patch at base. Female gray above, pale brown below.
Wing Span: 7/8 - 1 1/4 inches (2.2 - 3.2 cm).
Life History: Not reported.
Flight: All year in Central America; Texas stray was reported in November.
Caterpillar Hosts: Flowers of plants in the Malpighia family.
Adult Food: Not reported.
Habitat: Dry and wet subtropical forests and scrub.
Range: Southern Brazil north to Sinaloa, Mexico. One stray recorded in Texas.
Conservation: Not necessary for rare stray.
NCGR: G4 - Apparently secure globally, though it might be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.
Management Needs: None reported.
Comments: NULL
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