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Species Electrostrymon hugon - Ruddy Hairstreak - Hodges#4351

Ruddy Hairstreak at NABA-IBP - Electrostrymon hugon Ruddy Hairstreak at NABA-IBP, front view - Electrostrymon hugon Ruddy Hairstreak at Bentsen-RGV SP - Electrostrymon hugon Ruddy Hairstreak at Bentsen-RGV SP - Electrostrymon hugon Ruddy Hairstreak at Bentsen-RGV SP - Electrostrymon hugon Ruddy Hairstreak - Electrostrymon hugon
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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 Theclinae (Hairstreaks)
Tribe Eumaeini
Genus Electrostrymon
Species hugon (Ruddy Hairstreak - Hodges#4351)
Hodges Number
4351
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Electrostrymon hugon (Godart, [1824])
Syn: Electrostrymon sangala (Hewitson, 1868)
Syn: Electrostrymon cyphara (Hewitson, 1874)
Identification
Underwings nearly identical to Dusky Blue Groundstreak, but upperwings golden-orange to rusty brown.
Range
s. TX to Venezuela - Map (MPG, BOA)
Habitat
Forest edges
Life Cycle
Caterpillars have been reared in captivity on leaves of Retama (Parkinsonia aculeata) but some sources cite Coral Bean (Erythrina herbacea) flowers as the host.
Remarks
Pelham (2008) lists Electrostrymon sangala as a synonym of E. hugon with a note under hugon, "Identity of this taxon was established by Faynel and Bálint (2004), Bull. Soc. Entomol. Fr. 109(3): 266-267, fig. 3." The note can be seen in Pelham's 2016 update here. (1)
Works Cited
1.A Catalogue of the Butterflies of the United States and Canada
Jonathan P. Pelham. 2008. The Lepidoptera Research Foundation, Inc.