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Genus Epargyreus

Silver-spotted Skipper - Epargyreus clarus Silver-spotted Skipper - Epargyreus clarus Silver-Spotted Skipper - Epargyreus clarus Silver Spotted Skipper - Epargyreus clarus Epargyreus clarus (Silver-spotted skipper) - Epargyreus clarus Caterpillar - Epargyreus clarus Butterfly - Epargyreus clarus Skipper - Epargyreus clarus
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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 Epargyreus
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Epargyreus Hübner, 1819
three North American species (1), only one widespread
E. clarus, Silver-spotted Skipper--widespread
E. exadeus, Broken Silverdrop--common in South and Central America; a rare sight in Texas (Butterflies and Moths of North America)
E. zestos, Zestos Skipper--southern Florida including Florida Keys, West Indies (Butterflies and Moths of North America, Carolina Nature)