Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Bromeliad Scrub-Hairstreak
Strymon serapio (Godman & Salvin, 1887)


Family: Lycaenidae
Subfamily: Theclinae
Identification: Underside gray; hindwing with irregular postmedian line of squarish segments. Submarginal area clouded gray and white.
Wing Span: 11/16 - 1 3/16 inches (1.8 - 3.0 cm).
Life History: Not reported.
Flight: July-August and November-December (2 flights) in Mexico.
Caterpillar Hosts: Air-plant and relatives.
Adult Food: Probably flower nectar.
Habitat: Arid situations in subtropical mountains.
Range: Mexico south through tropics to southern Brazil. Rare stray to west Texas.
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.
Comments: NULL