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Genus Feniseca

Harvester empty pupal case - Feniseca tarquinius Harvester caterpillar - Feniseca tarquinius Harvester - Feniseca tarquinius Feniseca tarquinius (Harvester) - Feniseca tarquinius Harvester Larvae and Woolly Maple Aphid colony on bristly greenbrier - Feniseca tarquinius Harvester - Feniseca tarquinius harvester - Feniseca tarquinius Little butterfly - Feniseca tarquinius
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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 Lycaenidae (Blues, Coppers, Hairstreaks, Harvesters)
Subfamily Miletinae (Harvesters, Apeflies)
Genus Feniseca
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Feniseca Grote 1869. See account for Feniseca tarquinius for synonyms.
Explanation of Names
Genus name feniseca is Latin meaning a mower, a harvester (1).
Numbers
A monotypic genus, endemic to eastern North America.
Food
honeydew(2)
Life Cycle
Rarely wanders from its larval home(2)
Remarks
For detailed information go to the species page.
These butterflies are unique because they don't pollinate. The proboscis is too short to reach the nectar so it sips honeydew.(2)
Print References
Borror, entry for feniseca (1)
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.Hidden Company that Trees Keep: Life from Treetops to Root Tips
James B. Nardi. 2023. Princeton University Press.