Butterflies and Moths of North America

collecting and sharing data about Lepidoptera

Gold-bordered Hairstreak
Rekoa palegon (Cramer, 1780)

Family: Lycaenidae
Subfamily: Theclinae
Identification: Upperside dull brown. Underside is gray with orange-brown outer margins and irregular stripes.
Wing Span: 7/8 - 1 1/8 inches (2.3 - 2.8 cm).
Life History: Not reported.
Flight: One; in early November in South Texas, May-December in Mexico.
Caterpillar Hosts: Plants in Asteraceae family, and many others.
Adult Food: Nectar from flowers of Senecio and Eupatorium.
Habitat: Wide variety of disturbed tropical areas.
Range: Argentina north to Mexico. One stray recorded in South Texas.
Conservation: Not required for rare stray.
Management Needs: None reported.
Comments: NULL
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