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Species Lasaia sula - Blue Metalmark - Hodges#4397

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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 Lasaia
Species sula (Blue Metalmark - Hodges#4397)
Hodges Number
4397
Explanation of Names
Lasaia sula Staudinger, 1888
Range
southmost TX to Costa Rica - Map (MPG, BOA)
Season
multiple flights, April 1-Nov. 30 at least (1)
Food
larval host reported as Albizia (Fabaceae)
Life Cycle
Occasional outbreaks of 300 or more individuals in eastern Cameron Co., TX (NABA-SoTX)
Remarks
Most reliably found at Laguna Atascosa NWR, Rio Hondo, Cameron Co. and at Resaca de la Palma State Park, Brownsville, Cameron Co., TX
Print References
Clench, H.K. 1972. A review of the genus Lasaia (Riodinidae). Journal of Research on the Lepidoptera 10(2): 172-173. (2)
Works Cited
1.The Butterflies of North America: A Natural History and Field Guide
James A. Scott. 1992. Stanford University Press.
2.A review of the genus Lasaia (Riodinidae)
Harry H. Clench. 1972. Journal of Research on the Lepidoptera, 10(2): 149-180.