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Species Heliopetes macaira - Turk's-Cap White-Skipper - Hodges#3973

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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 Pyrginae (Spread-wing Skippers)
Tribe Pyrgini
Genus Heliopetes (White-Skippers)
Species macaira (Turk's-Cap White-Skipper - Hodges#3973)
Hodges Number
3973
Explanation of Names
Heliopetes macaira (Reakirt, [1867])
Identification
Range
c. TX to C. Amer. - Map (MPG, BOA)
Season
Feb-Nov in s. TX (MPG)
Food
larvae host on mallows (1)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Caterpillars in the Field and Garden: A Field Guide to the Butterfly Caterpillars of North America
Thomas J. Allen, James P. Brock, Jeffrey Glassberg. 2005. Oxford University Press.