Rekoa palegon (Cramer,1780)

Common Name:
Gold-bordered Hairstreak

Papilio palegon (Cramer, 1780)

Papilio myrtillus (Stoll, 1781)

Thecla juicha (Reakirt, [1867])

Thecla cyrriana (Hewitson, 1874)

Thecla iulia (Dyar, 1913)

Natural History:

The dorsal side of the wings this species shows color between gray and blue, but in general the ventral surface is observed. In Manaus the adult was often recorded feed on flowers of Stachytarpheta cayennensis .

Brasil; México; Perú; Suriname
Feeding Adult:


Feeding Caterpillars:

A list of plant species is recorded in Brazil, and the larvae feed on flowers and flower buds (Beccaloni et al. 2008).

Compositae: Baccharis punctulata, Chromolaena odorata, Fleischmannia laxa, Mikania spp., Sphagneticola trilobata, Tilesia baccata, Trixis antimenorrhoea, Vernonia canescens, Vernonia scorpioides.

Leguminosae/ Caesalpinioideae: Senna bicapsularis

Ochnaceae: Ouratea cuspidate

Polygonaceae: Coccoloba arborescens 

Solanaceae: Solanum aethiopicum, Solanum nigrum, Solanum tuberosum

 Verbenaceae: Lantana tilifolia 

cream, grey
forest edge, urban
Beccaloni G.W, Viloria A.L., Hall S.K., Robinson G.S. (2008):
Catalogue of the hostplants of the Neotropical butterflies. Book., London, S.E.A., Ribes, CYTED, Natural History Museum, IVIC: 1-536
rekoa palegon_bosque da ciencia

Sucking flower in urban fragment forest, Bosque da Ciência - INPA, Manaus, Amazonas

Photo: Kelve Franklymara S. Cezar