Ceraunus Blue

Hemiargus ceraunus (Fabricius, 1793)

Family: Lycaenidae

Status: Very rare stray

NENHP Ranking: Not listed

Range: South America north to the southernmost United States, straying north from there.

Broods/Flight Times: year round in Texas

Larval Hostplant(s): Partridge pea (Cassia brachiata) and mesquites (Prosopis species), 

Habitat: As a stray it might occur anywhere

Found at:

Overwintering: Not in our area

Similar Species: Reakirt’s and Marine Blues


Ceraunus Blue, Johnny N. Dell, Bugwood.org
Northern Cloudywing – dorsal
Northern Cloudywing – side view

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