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Subfamily Megathyminae - Giant Skippers

Huachuca Giant-Skipper - Agathymus evansi Megathymus yuccae - male Yucca Giant-skipper - Megathymus yuccae giant-skipper sp. - Agathymus baueri Yucca Giant-Skipper - Megathymus yuccae - female Yucca Giant-Skipper - Megathymus yuccae Yucca Giant-Skipper - Megathymus yuccae - male Megathymus streckeri oviposting - Megathymus streckeri - female
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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)