Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Clench's Greenstreak
Cyanophrys miserabilis (Clench, 1946)

Family: Lycaenidae
Subfamily: Theclinae
Identification: Hindwing with one tail. Face brown. Upperside steel blue. Underside yellow-green; hindwing outer margin with red-brown submarginal spots.
Wing Span: 7/8 - 1 1/8 inches (2.2 - 3 cm).
Life History: Not reported.
Flight: Two-three from April-December in South Texas; February-December in Central America.
Caterpillar Hosts: Tree Parkinsonia aculeata in the pea family (Fabaceae).
Adult Food: Flower nectar.
Habitat: Thorn scrub and seasonally dry subtropical woodland.
Range: Costa Rica north to northern Mexico and South Texas.
Conservation: Habitats in the United States are limited.
NCGR: G4 - Apparently secure globally, though it might be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.
Management Needs: Conserve remaining U. S. habitats; improve additional habitats by management.
Comments: NULL