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Rare Butterflies in the Rio Grande Valley


The Rio Grande Valley’s location north of Mexico and west of the Gulf of Mexico allows a unique influx of rare butterflies. Some flutter their way from northern parts of Mexico or get caught up in unique migratory patterns and end up in the mass groups of rare butterflies of the Rio Grande Valley.

List of Rare Butterflies:

Common Name Scientific Name
Common Banner Epiphile adrasta
Double-dotted Skippers Decinea percosius
Falcate Metalmark Emesis tenedia
Florida Purplewing Eunica tatila
Guatemalan Cracker Hamadryas guatemalena
Mexican Silverspot Dione moneta
Potrillo Skippers Cabares potrillo

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