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Species Megathymus ursus - Ursus Giant Skipper - Hodges#4151

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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 Megathyminae (Giant Skippers)
Genus Megathymus
Species ursus (Ursus Giant Skipper - Hodges#4151)
Hodges Number
4151
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Megathymus ursus Poling, 1902
Explanation of Names
ursa (L). 'a bear' (1)
Range
AZ to w. TX / n. Mex (2)(3)
Food
Larva on Yucca madrensis (Syn: Y. schottii) (Agavaceae) (Freeman, 1969)
Remarks
Type Locality: "Pinal County, Arizona"; defined as "Santa Catalina Mountains, west of Redington, Pima Co., Arizona" by Freeman (1969).
Print References
Freeman, H.A. 1969. Systematic review of the Megathymidae. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society, 23 (Supplement 1): 1-59. Full PDF
Poling, O.C. 1902. A new Megathymus from Arizona. Entomological News, 13(4): 97-98. Full Text
Wielgus, R.S., Wielgus, J.R. & D. Wielgus, 1972. A new subspecies of Megathymus ursus Poling (Megathymidae) from Arizona with observations and notes on its distribution and life history. Bulletin of the Allyn Museum, 9(11): 1-11. PDF