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Species Fountainea glycerium - Angled Leafwing - Hodges#4555

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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 Nymphalidae (Brush-footed Butterflies)
Subfamily Charaxinae (Leafwings and relatives)
Tribe Anaeini (Leafwings)
Genus Fountainea (Leafwings)
Species glycerium (Angled Leafwing - Hodges#4555)
Hodges Number
4555
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Anaea glycerium
Memphis glycerium
Identification
Somewhat similar in color to Tropical and Goatweed Leafwings, but distinctively shaped.
Range
Mexico through northern South America, with rare strays to south Texas
Food
Larval host is Croton jalapensis. Adults in the US are most often seen at feeding stations baited with overripe fruit.
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