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Species Eantis tamenund - Sickle-winged Skipper - Hodges#3939

Sickle-winged Skipper - Eantis tamenund - male Sickle-winged Skipper - Eantis tamenund - female Sickle-winged Skipper - Eantis tamenund Skipper? - Eantis tamenund Skipper? - Eantis tamenund Sickle-winged Skipper - Eantis tamenund - male Sickle-winged Skipper - Eantis tamenund Brown butterfly - Eantis tamenund
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Papilionoidea (Butterflies and Skippers)
Family Hesperiidae (Skippers)
Subfamily Pyrginae (Spread-wing Skippers)
Genus Eantis
Species tamenund (Sickle-winged Skipper - Hodges#3939)
Hodges Number
3939
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Eantis tamenund (W. H. Edwards, 1871)
Hesperia Tamenund W. H. Edwards, 1871
Synonyms
Achlyodes mithridates
Urbanus thraso Hübner, [1807]
Identification
BAMONA(1) description. FW is pointed, with a shallow indentation below the apex. Dorsal side of male is dark brown with a purple sheen and pale brown spots; female is brown with bands of square blue-gray or olive-gray spots.
Range
Texas and Oklahoma; Mexico to South America. (2)
Habitat
forest edges, openings, and gaps; gardens
Season
April to December. (2)
Food
Adults are nectar feeders. Also gather at scat: Photo - (B Bouton, 2003)
Larvae host on foliage of Prickly-ash - Zanthoxylum spp. (Rutaceae)
Life Cycle
Larvae rest in nests made by webbing leaves together.
Remarks
Type Locality: "near Waco, Texas"
See Also
Glazed Pellicia Skipper - Pellicia arina
Print References
Warren, A.D. 1996. Phylogenetic revision of the skippers of the mithridates species group, and their replacement in Eantis Boisduval, 1836 (Lepidoptera: Hesperiidae: Pyrginae). Entomology Department Honors Thesis, Cornell University, Ithaca. 188 pp., 39 pls.
Wauer, R.H. 2004. Butterflies of the Lower Rio Grande Valley. Johnson Books, Boulder, CO. (3)