Clytie Ministreak

Ministrymon clytie
Ministrymon clytie
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Ministrymon clytie, the Clytie hairstreak, is a butterfly of the family Lycaenidae. It was described by William Henry Edwards in 1877. It is found from southern Arizona, New Mexico and Texas to Mexico, Guatemala and Costa Rica. The habitat consists of tropical forest openings and subtropical thorn forests. The wingspan is 19–22 mm. The upperside is silver blue and the underside pale gray. The forewings with an orange median dash and the hindwings with two lines of orange dashes. Adults are on wing from February to December in southern Texas. They feed on flower nectar, including that of the flowers of the larval host plant. The larvae feed on Pithecellobium species.

Clytie Ministreak

Ministrymon clytie


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Scientific classification

kingdom: Animalia
phylum: Arthropoda
class: Insecta
order: Lepidoptera
family: Lycaenidae
genus: Ministrymon

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