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Species Melanis pixe - Red-bordered Pixie - Hodges#4398

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Papilionoidea (Butterflies and Skippers)
Family Riodinidae (Metalmarks)
Subfamily Riodininae
Tribe Riodinini
Genus Melanis
Species pixe (Red-bordered Pixie - Hodges#4398)
Hodges Number
4398
Explanation of Names
Melanis pixe (Boisduval, 1836)
Range
s. TX to Columbia - Map (MPG, BOA)
Habitat
often abundant around host trees
Food
hosts on Guamuchil (Pithecellobium dulce, Fabaceae)
Life Cycle
seem to prefer flying in overcast, even drizzly weather (MAQ, pers. obs.)
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