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Subfamily Megathyminae - Giant Skippers

Yucca Giant-skipper - Megathymus yuccae - male A Strecker's Giant-Skipper   (Megathyus streckeri) - Megathymus streckeri My largest skipper ever - Megathymus ursus giant-skipper sp. - Agathymus baueri gray-shaded skipper - Megathymus cofaqui Yucca Giant-Skipper - Megathymus yuccae - male Megathymus yuccae browni - Megathymus yuccae Yucca Giant-Skipper - Megathymus yuccae - male
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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 Megathyminae (Giant Skippers)
Explanation of Names
Tribe Megathymini J. H. Comstock & A. Comstock, 1895 (1)
Life Cycle
Larvae bore into leaves, stalks, and roots of agave family plants.
Based on morphology, and molecular studies, recent treatments mostly place this "subfamily" within the Hesperiinae as a tribe.
Print References
Brock, p. 358 (2)