Extremely Rare

Conservation Status
Vermont SNA
Global G5

North American Range
Argentina north to peninsular Florida and South Texas. Occasionally strays and colonizes northward.

Known to stray northward in some years. Only one record for Vermont found on September 6, 1994 (J. Hedbor) in a garden nectaring scarlet runner bean in South Hero. Specimen resides in his personal collection.


Long hindwing tails. Upperside is dark black-brown; body and wing bases are iridescent blue-green. Males have a costal fold enclosing scent scales on the leading edge of the forewing. Dark row on underside of hindwing is a complete band.

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