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Species Smyrna karwinskii - Karwinski's Beauty - Hodges#4547.1

Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Papilionoidea (Butterflies and Skippers)
Family Nymphalidae (Brush-footed Butterflies)
Subfamily Nymphalinae (Crescents, Checkerspots, Anglewings, etc.)
Tribe Nymphalini
Genus Smyrna (Beauties)
Species karwinskii (Karwinski's Beauty - Hodges#4547.1)
Hodges Number
4547.1
Identification
Nearly identical to Blomfild's Beauty (S. blomfildia) but has one or no little black triangular tails on the underside of the trailing corner of the hindwing, where Blomfild's has two.
Range
Central America north to Mexico.
Life Cycle
Adults aestivate in high mountains during the dry season.
Remarks
Never confirmed in the US but occurs very close to the border and could stray over.
Print References
Wauer, Roland H. "Butterflies of the Lower Rio Grande Valley" Boulder CO: Johnson Books, 2004.