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Red-bordered Pixie

The Red-bordered Pixie (Melanis pixe) ranges from the Lower Rio Grande Valley of South Texas southward to Costa Rica. This is a very attractive black butterfly, with yellow forewing tips, red to reddish orange spots along the lower hindwings and four red spots along the body. It is usually spotted on overcast days, and seldom in the sun.

Wing spread: 1.5" - 2.0"

Host plants: Guamuchil Tree

Red-bordered Pixie Butterfly
Red-bordered Pixie Butterfly