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Species Erynnis horatius - Horace's Duskywing - Hodges#3952

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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 Pyrginae (Spread-wing Skippers)
Tribe Erynnini
Genus Erynnis (Duskywings)
Species horatius (Horace's Duskywing - Hodges#3952)
Hodges Number
3952
Explanation of Names
Erynnis horatius (Scudder & Burgess, 1870)
Identification
Fringes are brown. Upperside of male forewing is dark brown with little contrast and no white overscaling. Upperside of female forewing is light brown with a contrasting pattern and large transparent spots. Underside of hindwing is usually without 2 spots below the apex. Male has a costal fold containing yellow scent scales; female has a patch of scent scales on the 7th abdominal segment.
Range
e US to NM & CO - Map (MPG)
Habitat
Open woodlands and edges, clearings, fencerows, wooded swamps, power-line right-of-ways, open fields, roadsides.
Season
mostly Mar-Oct (MPG)
See Also
Juvenal's Duskywing has gray scaling on forewing (above) and two light spots on upper margin of hindwing (below).
Print References
Daniels, Butterflies of Florida (1)
Works Cited
1.Butterflies of Florida Field Guide (Our Nature Field Guides)
Jaret C. Daniels. 2003. Adventure Publications.