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Species Stallingsia maculosus - Manfreda Giant-Skipper - Hodges#4152

Manfreda Giant-Skipper - Stallingsia maculosus - female Manfreda Giant-Skipper - Stallingsia maculosus - female
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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 Megathyminae (Giant Skippers)
Genus Stallingsia
Species maculosus (Manfreda Giant-Skipper - Hodges#4152)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Stallingsia maculosus (H. Freeman)
Orig. Comb: Megathymus maculosus H. Freeman, 1955
historical range: San Antonio to n. Nuevo Leon, Mex. - Map - MPG
Two known modern (sight?) records (1)
TEXAS: Medina Co, 1 mi. E of Hondo, 5/20/2004 - Charles W. Bordelon, Jr. (pers. comm. to MAQ)
TEXAS: Medina Co, Castroville, 5/15/2010 - Charles W. Bordelon, Jr. (pers. comm. to MAQ)
May and Sept. to early Oct. (2)
Life Cycle
larvae host on Manfreda maculosa (Agavaceae)
Global distribution of Texas Tuberose - Manfreda maculosa - iNaturalist
US range of all Maculosa spp. - BONAP
Texas considers this to be a "Species of Greatest Conservation Need" (SGCN) (3)
Print References
Freeman, H.A. 1955. Four new species of Megathymus (Lepidoptera, Rhopalocera, Megathymidae). American Museum Novitiates, 1711: 1-20.
Freeman, H.A. 1969. Systematic review of the Megathymidae. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society, 23 (Supplement 1): 1-62. (Full Text)