Blue Wing

Papilionidae (Mexican Bluewing
Myscelia ethusa
Family: Brush-footed Butterflies Identification: Forewing apex is truncated. Upperside is black with iridescent blue bands; outer half of forewing has white spots. Life history: Young caterpillars make a resting perch by attaching dung pellets and silk to a leaf vein. The adults rest on tree trunks with wings closed, exposing their undersides which look like bark. Wing span: 2 1/2 - 3 inches (6.4 - 7.6 cm). Habitat: Stream valleys with dry scrub or scattered tropical forest.

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