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Species Cabares potrillo - Potrillo Skipper - Hodges#3916

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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 Hesperiidae (Skippers)
Subfamily Eudaminae (Dicot Skippers)
Genus Cabares
Species potrillo (Potrillo Skipper - Hodges#3916)
Hodges Number
3916
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Cabares potrillo (Lucas)
Orig. Comb: Thanaos potrillo Lucas, 1857
Size
29-43mm
Identification
Upperside is brown with 2 darker bands across both wings. Forewing cell contains a double U-shaped transparent spot. Hindwing margin has shallow scallops; underside of hindwing with 2 dark bands
Range
SE AZ (stray), S TX to Costa Rica / W. Indies - Map (MPG, BOA),(1)
Season
mostly: Aug-Nov (MPG)
Food
Larva: host on Catstongue (Priva lappulacea, Verbenaceae).
Adult: Nectar from flowers of Bidens and Melochia
Life Cycle
Eggs are laid on leaves of the host plant. Young caterpillars can be killed by a powdery mildew on the leaves, and they can die if punctured by the sharp hooked spines on the lower surfaces. Consequently, they live in silk shelters and move around very little.
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Butterflies of southeastern Arizona.
Bailowitz, R.A. & J.P. Brock. 1991. Sonoran Arthropod Studies, Tucson, Arizona. ix + 342 pp.