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Species Phocides belus - Beautiful Beamer - Hodges#3867.1

Beautiful Beamer - Phocides belus
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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 Eudaminae (Dicot Skippers)
Genus Phocides
Species belus (Beautiful Beamer - Hodges#3867.1)
Hodges Number
Other Common Names
Belus Skipper (BOA)
Explanation of Names
Phocides belus Godman & Salvin, 1890
s. TX (1x stray) to Costa Rica - Map (MPG, BOA)
First U.S. Record: Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park, Mission, Hidalgo Co., TX - April 13, 2003 (David J Hanson)
Print References
Hanson, D.J., E. Knudson & C. Bordelon. 2003. Phocides belus Godman & Salvin (Hesperiidae), new to US and Texas; with a review of Phocides & similar species of the USA & northern Mexico. News of the Lepidopterists' Society 45(2): 37, 41-43.
Internet References