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Abdomen is black above, red-orange below. Upperside, iridescent blue. Underside, black with iridescent gold marks near tails. Larval food is mistletoe. Caterpillar is green and covered with short green or yellow orange hairs.
Wooded areas with trees infested with mistletoe. These were spotted feeding on a guajillo in an open area with woods all around.
Spotted on Apr 18, 2012
Submitted on Apr 20, 2012