Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Blackened Bluewing
Myscelia cyananthe C. Felder & R. Felder, 1867

Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Biblidinae
Identification: Upperside is black with iridescent blue bands; center of forewing is black without bands.
Wing Span: Not reported.
Life History: Not reported.
Flight: Many flights throughout the year in Mexico.
Caterpillar Hosts: Not reported.
Adult Food: Rotting fruit.
Habitat: Subtropics.
Range: Subtropical Mexico. A rare stray to South Texas and New Mexico.
Conservation: Not required for rare stray.
NCGR: G5 - Demonstrably secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.
Management Needs: None reported.