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"Eyespot Patterned Butterflies" - Blue-eyed Sailor

Blue-eyed Sailor
Dynamine dyonis



Description 1 5/8- 1 7/8" (41-48 mm). Sexes dissimilar above: Male green with darker wing margins and with wing pattern from below showing through; female blackish, forewings with four large white spots, hindwings with white, central white band. Below, sexes similar, with white patches and spots on dark background; hindwings have two bright blue eyespots.

Life Cycle Egg silvery, laid singly on leaf of host plant. Caterpillar green with darker stripe down center of back; numerous branching spines; feeds on host plant leaves and builds no nest. Pupa green with silver or brown markings. Reported host plants are Noseburn (Tragia reptifolia) and dalechampia (Dalechampia).

Flight Multiple broods; in Texas, mainly summer and fall.

Habitat Woodland openings and edges.

Range Mainly Mexico; occasionally strays north as far as central Texas.


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