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Species Polygonus histrio - Hodges#3872

Hammock - Polygonus histrio Hammock Skipper - Polygonus histrio Hammock Skipper? - Polygonus histrio skipper - Polygonus histrio unknown skipper butterfly - Polygonus histrio unknown skipper butterfly - Polygonus histrio Hammock Skipper - Polygonus histrio Key West Skipper - Polygonus histrio
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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 Polygonus
Species histrio (Polygonus histrio - Hodges#3872)
Hodges Number
3872
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Syn: Polygonus leo (Gmelin, [1790]) - Hammock Skipper - Hispaniola, Puerto Rico, SE to St. Lucia (newly restricted range) - BOA
Explanation of Names
Polygonus histrio Röber, 1925 - Florida and Cuba, some Bahamian islands - BOA
histrio (L). 'an actor' (1)
Size
45-50mm wingspan
Identification
Range
Florida and Cuba, some Bahamian islands (BOA)
Habitat
Hardwood hammocks, gardens, and rimrock pinelands.
Season
Multiple broods, flies year round.
Food
Jamaican dogwood and pongam.
Remarks
Has a short rapid flight, often landing under a leaf, hanging upside down.
Print References
Zhang, Jing, Qian Cong, Jinhui Shen, Leina Song, Paul Alexander Opler and Nikolay Vyacheslav Grishin 2023. Additional taxonomic refinements suggested by genomic analysis of butterflies. Taxonomic Report of the international Lepidoptera Survey 11(1): 1-25, 22 figs. (2)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.Additional taxonomic refinements suggested by genomic analysis of butterflies.
Zhang, J., Q. Cong, J. Shen, L. Song, P.A. Opler and N.V. Grishin. 2023. Taxonomic Report of the international Lepidoptera Survey 11(1): 1-25, 22 figs.