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Species Achalarus toxeus - Coyote Cloudywing - Hodges#3907

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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 Eudaminae (Dicot Skippers)
Genus Achalarus
Species toxeus (Coyote Cloudywing - Hodges#3907)
Hodges Number
3907
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Achalarus toxeus (Plötz, 1882)
Aethilla toxeus Plötz, 1882
Size
Wingspan is 42–50 mm (1)
Identification
Forewings are pointed. Upperside is dark brown with darker rectangular spots. Hindwing usually has white fringe. (ref = cite:1179096, but link bad)
Range
Found from Panama, north through Central America and Mexico to central Texas. Strays can be found up to southern Arizona. (1)
Season
Adults are on wing from February to November. There are three generations per year. (1)
Food
Larva: feed on young leaves of Texas Ebony (Pithecellobium flexicaule); [cite:1179096] young leaves of Ebenopsis ebano; (1) Blackbrush (Acacia rigidula) (Berry Nall)
Adults: feed on flower nectar. (1)
Life Cycle
Life cycle photos - egg through adult by Berry Nall
Internet References
Wikipedia - brief description (1)
BAMONA – description and images [cite:1179096]
BOLD Systems - images of DNA supported specimens (2)