The Red-Bordered Pixie Butterfly (Melanis Pixe) is a beautiful butterfly in the family Riodinidae. It was described by Jean Baptiste Boisduval in 1836. They have a wingspan of about 1.6 inches. Their wings are black with red spots, while the tips of the wings are yellow-orange. These beautiful butterflies can be found in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of South Texas south to Costa Rica. They feed on nectar from flowers of Pithecellobium, Albizia, Inga, Coffea, Cordia, Lantana, and Citrus.
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