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Species Rekoa palegon - Gold-bordered Hairstreak - Hodges#4297

Gold-bordered Hairstreak - Rekoa palegon
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Papilionoidea (Butterflies and Skippers)
Family Lycaenidae (Blues, Coppers, Hairstreaks, Harvesters)
Subfamily Theclinae (Hairstreaks)
Tribe Eumaeini
Genus Rekoa
Species palegon (Gold-bordered Hairstreak - Hodges#4297)
Hodges Number
Explanation of Names
Rekoa palegon (Cramer, 1780)
Underwings are pale gray-brown with streaks of darker brown, sometimes reddish, and a wide golden-orange band along the edge. Upperwings are bright blue in males, pale blue-gray to brown in females.
rare stray to s. TX / Mex. to Argentina - Map (MPG)
Disturbed areas.
Nov-Dec strays to southmost TX (MPG, NABA)
Adults are nectar feeders, often on members of the composite family. Larvae are found on Asters and relatives, also Verbena.
Print References
Wauer, R.H. 2004. Butterflies of the Lower Rio Grande Valley. Johnson Books, Boulder, CO.