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Species Quasimellana eulogius - Common Mellana - Hodges#4068

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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 Hesperiini
Genus Quasimellana
Species eulogius (Common Mellana - Hodges#4068)
Hodges Number
4068
Explanation of Names
Quasimellana eulogius (Plötz, 1882)
Identification
Key character is a band of faint spots forming a crescent under the hindwing, similar to the backwards "3" on the Southern Broken-Dash (Wallengrenia otho)
Range
s. TX to Brazil - Map (MPG, BOA)
Habitat
Forest gaps and openings
Season
Year-round, though in Texas is least common in late winter/early spring
Food
Adults feed on nectar. Larval host plants unknown.
See Also
Southern Broken-Dash - Range: se US
Delaware Skipper - Range e. NA to Rockies
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