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Guava Skipper (Phocides polybius)

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This species is nearly everyone's favorite. The adult often makes long stops at flowers allowing for excellent photographs to be taken. Search the gardens at the Butterfly Park, Sabal Palms, the Valley Nature Center, Santa Ana and Bentsen State Park. Look for caterpillars rolled up between Guava leaves. Readily visits gardens. No strays recorded north of the Valley.
Guava Skipper

National Butterfly Center, Mission, Hidalgo Co., TX
November 11, 2007 (B Bouton)


 


National Butterfly Center, Mission, Hidalgo Co., TX
November 19, 2006 (G Quintanilla)


 

Just emerged

Laguna Vista, Cameron Co., TX
March 16, 2003 (E Thompson)

 


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