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Species Curvie emesia - Curve-winged Metalmark - Hodges#4401

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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 Riodinidae (Metalmarks)
Subfamily Riodininae
Tribe Emesidini
Genus Curvie
Species emesia (Curve-winged Metalmark - Hodges#4401)
Hodges Number
4401
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Syn: Emesis emesia (Hewitson)
Orig. Comb: Symmachia Emesia Hewitson, 1867
Explanation of Names
Curvie emesia (Hewitson, 1867)
Identification
Distinctive undulating leading edge of forewing
Range
southmost TX (as a stray) to Yucatan - Map (MPG, BOA)
Habitat
subtropical thorn forests
Season
mostly Sep-Dec (MPG)
Food
Larval host Mexican Bird-of-Paradise (Caesalpinia mexicana, Fabaceae)
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