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Species Cyanophrys herodotus - Tropical Greenstreak - Hodges#4309.1

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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 Cyanophrys (Greenstreaks)
Species herodotus (Tropical Greenstreak - Hodges#4309.1)
Hodges Number
4309.1
Explanation of Names
Cyanophrys herodotus (Fabricius, 1793)
Identification
Has a green frons (forehead) and tails. Clench's Greenstreak has a brown frons; Goodson's is tailless.
Range
s. TX (as a stray) to Brazil - Map (MPG, BOA)
Food
Caterpillars have been recorded in flowers of a wide variety of hosts in at least three plant families; possible hosts that occur in the US include Lantana camara and Mikania scandens.
Remarks
First U.S. record: Bentsen-RGV State Park, 1972 (1)
the most common Greenstreak in s. TX.
Print References
Kendall, R.O., & W.W. McGuire. 1984. Some new and rare records of Lepidoptera found in Texas. Bulletin of the Allyn Museum 86: 1-50. (1)
Works Cited
1.Some new and rare records of Lepidoptera found in Texas.
Kendall, R.O., & W.W. McGuire. 1984. Bulletin of the Allyn Museum 86: 1-50.