Subject: Butterfly in Baja California, Mexico.
Location: Baja California, Mexico, southeast coast.
January 2, 2017 10:10 pm
I just submitted a butterfly about 20 minutes before this one. It was the wrong picture. This is the butterfly that my brother took a picture of in Baja California, Mexico, southeast coast, on January 1st. We researched it for a while but could not identify it. Wondering if it is immature.
Sorry for the wrong picture last time.
Signature: Dan in Nevada
The best we can provide at this time is a family identification. This is a Brushfooted Butterfly in the family Nymphalidae, and we could not find it listed on the Butterflies and Moths of North America site, which leads us to believe it is probably a mainland species that has strayed to the coast of Baja. We suspect one of our readers will provide us with a species name and a link very soon.
Update: January 4, 2017
We received a comment that this is a Blackened Bluewing, Myscelia cyananthe, a species that appears to have much variation. This individual on iNaturalist looks similar, but images on Butterflies of America and BugGuide look different.