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Species Chiomara georgina - White-patched Skipper - Hodges#3942

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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 Erynnini
Genus Chiomara
Species georgina (White-patched Skipper - Hodges#3942)
Hodges Number
3942
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Chiomara asychis
Identification
Each hindwing is brown with a large white patch in the center. The leading edge of the forewing is slightly bent or sickle-shaped. Males have a distinct white patch in the forewing, females' forewings are more mottled. Underside of hindwing is mostly white.
Range
Argentina north to southern Texas and the West Indies, with strays further north as far as Kansas, Nevada, and southern Arizona.
Habitat
gardens, clearings, edges
Season
Year-round. Vagrants north of the usual range are most common in late summer and autumn.
Food
Adults are nectarivores. Larvae feed on foliage of Malphigiaceae including Barbados Cherry (Malphigia glabra) and Gaudichaudia pentandra.
Life Cycle
Larvae create nests by webbing leaves together.
Print References
Wauer, Roland H. "Butterflies of the Lower Rio Grande Valley" Boulder CO: Johnson Books, 2004.
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