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Species Erynnis tristis - Mournful Duskywing - Hodges#3953

Mournful Duskywing ? - Erynnis tristis - female Mournful duskywing is likely to feed upright - Erynnis tristis - female Mournful Duskywing - Erynnis tristis - male Erynnis tristis adult - Erynnis tristis - male Mournful Duskywing - Erynnis tristis - male butterfly, dark brown, pretty white dotted pattern - Erynnis tristis Butterfly - Erynnis tristis Mournful Duskywing - Erynnis tristis
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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 Erynnis (Duskywings)
Species tristis (Mournful Duskywing - Hodges#3953)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Erynnis tristis (Boisduval)
Orig. Comb: Thanaos tristis Boisduval, 1852
Explanation of Names
tristis (L). "sad, sorrowful, mournful"- probably referring to the somber colors of the wings
Butterflies of America lists 3 subspecies:
tristis (Boisduval, 1852)
tatius (W. H. Edwards, 1883)
pattersoni Burns, 1964 ***Probably not found in our area
w. coast to s. TX to Colombia - Map (MPG, BOA)
hosts on various native oak species
Print References
Annales de la Société entomologique de France, ser. 2, v. 10, p.311 - Boisduval's original description of the species
Internet References