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Species Amblyscirtes nysa - Nysa Roadside-Skipper - Hodges#4103

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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 Hesperiinae (Grass Skippers)
Tribe Moncini
Genus Amblyscirtes
Species nysa (Nysa Roadside-Skipper - Hodges#4103)
Hodges Number
4103
Explanation of Names
Amblyscirtes nysa W.H. Edwards, 1877
Size
Wingspan 19-30 mm
Identification
Mottling on underside of hindwing is distinctive.
Range
mostly: AZ-TX-KS - Map - BAMONA
Habitat
Dry washes, suburban lawns.
Season
March-October (2-3 broods).
Life Cycle
Larvae feed on grasses.
Life cycle photos - ovipositing female through newly eclosed adult - by Berry Nall
Print References
Glassberg, p. 196, plate 68 [cite:2460
Brock and Kaufamn, p. 350 (1)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Butterflies of North America (Kaufman Focus Guides)
Jim P. Brock, Kenn Kaufman. 2003. Houghton Mifflin Co.