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Species Emesis 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 Emesiini
Genus Emesis
Species emesia (Curve-winged Metalmark - Hodges#4401)
Hodges Number
4401
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Emesis emesia (Hewitson)
Orig. Comb: Symmachia Emesia Hewitson, 1867
Identification
Distinctive undulating leading edge of forewing
Range
s. 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)