Hemiargus ceraunus (Fabricius, 1793)
Status: Very rare stray
NENHP Ranking: Not listed
Range: South America north to the southernmost United States, straying north from there.
Larval Hostplant(s): Partridge pea (Cassia brachiata) and mesquites (Prosopis species).
Broods/Flight Times: Year round in Texas.
Overwintering: Not in our area.
Avg. Wingspan: 3/4 – 1 1/8 inches.
Found at: N/A
Similar Species: Reakirt’s & Marine Blues
Notes: A single specimen is known from the state, a male in the California Academy of Science collection from Boone County (date and collector unknown). Its identity was determined/verified by Robert L. Langston in 1999.