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Species Gesta invisus - False Duskywing - Hodges#3943

Gesta gesta - False Duskywing - Gesta invisus False Duskywing - Gesta invisus Gesta invisus False Duskywing ? - Gesta invisus Horace's Duskywing ? - Gesta invisus Gesta invisus False Duskywing - Gesta invisus
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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 Gesta
Species invisus (False Duskywing - Hodges#3943)
Hodges Number
3943
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Originally described in 1872 by Arthur Gardiner Butler & Herbert Druce as Thanaos invisus
Gesta invisa
Formerly considered to be the same species as Gesta gesta (Herrich-Schäffer, 1863), which occurs in the Greater Antilles and from Costa Rica to Argentina.
Explanation of Names
Latin invisus can mean either "detested, hateful" or "unseen, little-seen/rare"
Range
Texas to Argentina.
Food
Caterpillars feed on wild indigo (Indigofera).
Internet References
Cistula entomologica v.1, p.114    Butler & Druce's original description of the species (in Latin)