Smyrna blomfildia, the Blomfild's beauty, is a species of butterfly in the family Nymphalidae.
Distribution and habitat
Blomfild's beauty can be found from south Texas and Mexico to Peru through Central America. These butterflies live in tropical forests at an elevation of 0 - 1200 m above sea level.
Smyrna blomfildia has a wingspan of about 75 - 90 mm. The basic color of the wings is red orange in males, brown in females. The upperside of the forewings show a black apex with three white spots. The underside of hindwings has brown and tan wavy markings with a few submarginal spots.
The larvae are black, with a bright orange head and strong spines along the white sides. They feed on Urticaceae (Urticastrum, Urrera baccifera), while adults feed on rotting fruits. Males of these butterflies are usually seen in large aggregations imbibing mineralized moisture.