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Species Parrhasius m-album - White-M Hairstreak - Hodges#4335

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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 Lycaenidae (Blues, Coppers, Hairstreaks, Harvesters)
Subfamily Theclinae (Hairstreaks)
Tribe Eumaeini
Genus Parrhasius
Species m-album (White-M Hairstreak - Hodges#4335)
Hodges Number
4335
Explanation of Names
Parrhasius m-album (Boisduval & Le Conte)
Numbers
1 sp. n. of Mex. (BOA)
Size
3 to 4 cm
Identification
Caterpillar


Butterfly
Range
e. US, Ont. - Map - (MPG)
Habitat
Woods with broadleaf trees.
Season
mostly: Mar-Oct (MPG)
Food
Caterpillar hosts: Live oak (Quercus virginiana) and other oak species.
Adult food: Nectar from a variety of flowers including viburnum, sumac, sourwood, wild plum, poinsettia, sweet pepperbush, common milkweed, lantana, dogwood, and goldenrod.